As a meat-disliker, I was a connoisseur of breaded meats as a kid. It disguised the meaty flavor enough that I could eat it without saying "yuck." So, sometimes I miss that bready goodness. I knew I had to make this easy breaded-chicken nugget recipe with my "chicken" substitute.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Adapted from Homemade Chicken "Things"
Makes 2 baskets of chicken nuggets (they freeze well)
2 Tbsp. hot sauce
2 tsp. House seasoning blend (kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper)
Oil for frying
In a large bowl whisk together pancake mix, water, hot sauce and House seasoning. Add more water to thin if needed. (Note: You want the mix to be a little thinner than you would for making pancakes, but not very much.)
Heat oil in a fryer or in a medium-sized pot. Add chicken pieces to the batter and stir to coat completely.
When oil is hot, use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken from the batter to the oil. Depending on the size of chicken pieces, only cook about 5 to 10 pieces at a time.Cook about 3 – 4 minutes per side, until batter is browned and chicken is completely cooked.
Holy cow these are delicious. They remind me a lot of popcorn chicken. The batter is subtle and delicious, I love the hints of pepper and hot sauce. We got out some blue cheese dressing for dip, but ended up liking the "chicken" better as-is. Fantastic batter recipe!
What are you having for Sunday Brunch, Breakfast or Lunch?