A Kid Favorite – recipe for homemade chicken nuggets

We don’t fry a lot of food at our house. We don’t even own a fry-daddy, because if we did we would probably fry everything. One of the things that I make an exception for is Golden Chicken Nuggets. Everyone at the house loves these (except me, the non-chicken-eater). Combined with homemade mac & cheese and broccoli, you’ve got a winning dinner.

These could be called volcano nuggets because they use baking soda and vinegar like you would use to make your volcano erupt for the school science fair. This makes the outside light and crispy. They are super simple and are also great appetizers for parties. Just pair them with your favorite dipping sauce(s).

Golden Chicken Nuggets

(I double this for our crew)

Chicken tenders or breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces – about a pound

vegetable oil

1/3 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 c. water

Heat oil in dutch oven or deep skillet (my recipe says 2-3 inches of oil. I only use about an inch and just turn them over) Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Mix vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir vinegar mixture and water into flour mixture: whisk until smooth. Dip chicken in batter and drop into oil. Fry until golden on one side, about 4 minutes and then turn over and fry until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove to paper towel lined dish.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by scrabblenut on August 23, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Ok, now I’m curious… why don’t you eat chicken?


  2. Posted by Krista on August 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    My weird sister hates chicken and her weird sister hates all other meats except chicken…and one sister eats no meats of any kind. What a nightmare the three of us would be to cook for.


  3. Posted by kermooch on August 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    And their mother eats just about any kind of meat – go figure! And she’s the one who has to cook for those three 🙂


  4. love it! I just might not be scared to fry chicken any more…


  5. Sounds Great, Thanks for the recipe!!–Be Blessed Angie B. (XA)


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