Friday, May 11, 2012

Chick-fil-a nugget recipe

If your kids are anything like mine, then they are obsessed with this...

Well, ok, maybe not so much the cows. In fact, my two middles are so deathly afraid of these cows, they will not exit the mini van until the premises have been cleared of any black spotted creatures.

But that is neither here nor there.

What does that saying even mean? Here nor there? I'm now questioning that phrase's origin and its original meaning. Did I pick that up from my grandmother? And what was here or there in the first place that neither pertained to? Although, maybe I should be questioning my use of it as I clearly have issues with the statement.

But that is neither here nor there.

Ahem. Now, what was I saying? Oh yeah, chicken.

So although my kids are not cow lovers, they are chick-fil-a nugget lovers. So much so that I cringe with envy when my friends all get Chick-fil-a coupons in the mail and I do not. So much so that my husband has put a "chick fil a" line into our monthly budget. So much so that I have begun to respond to people's thank-yous with "my pleasure." And so much so that I have stooped to perfecting my very own at-home chick-fil-a chicken nugget.

It wasn't too bad. Just a little bit of mixing, soaking, and frying up.

And the result? Delish!

I used this recipe from a fellow blogger, but I added a secret ingredient - a splash of dill pickle juice. I once asked for the ingredient list in chick-fil-a nuggets and I was surprised to see pickle juice on there, and equally surprised to see it absent from this recipe, so I added it. And rightfully so.

Homemade Chik-fil-A Nuggets(Recipe from A Zesty Bite)
Ingredients: 1 lg egg
1 cup milk
A splash of pickle juice (I added this)
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1-1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
canola oil for frying
Preparation:In a large bowl whisk milk, pickle juice, and egg together
Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see
Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients listed above and stir
In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat
Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about 8 pieces in milk mixture and then into the flour mixture
Make sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil
Cook each side for at least 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out)
Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any oil
Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken and serve

Hope you enjoy these delectable morsels as much as my family did! 


Anonymous said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

Perfect! Thanks!

L33anna said...

Making this tonight! Can't wait to see how it turns out! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Very very good, also good gluten free:-) thanks

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