You know how I have mentioned before how I eat like a two-year old? Well it’s true. If there is ever an option for “adult food” or chicken nuggets I am going to go for chicken nuggets. I just love them, I can’t help it! For years I have bought frozen nuggets and kept them in my freezer for nights I didn’t want to cook or for night that I straight up wanted chicken nuggets! The frozen ones however aren’t exactly the healthiest things around. I have been looking forever for a decent recipe that wasn’t to fru fru like. I could NEVER find one. Most of them included crazy things I didn’t have on hand like pickle juice. So once I became obsessed with Ree Drummond’s recipes of course the first thing I looked for was a chicken nugget recipe and per usual she did not disappoint! We had these for dinner last night with the “slice baked” potatoes and a salad. We also had more of that amazing pie I posted to Instagram earlier this week. Did you see it?!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 2 whole Chicken Breasts (cut Into small pieces or strips)
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (Lawry’s is our jam)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- Ketchup and mustard (for serving or any other sauce you’d like!)
- You have to make an assembly line essentially for your breading. In one bowl combine you flour, seasoned salt and salt and pepper. Mix it together with a fork.
- In the next bowl mix your eggs with two tablespoons of water and mix.
- In the third bowl have your bread crumbs!
- Get messy!
- Bread a few pieces of chicken at a time by dredging them with flour, then quickly dunking them in the egg mixture, then rolling them in the breadcrumbs until they’re coated.
- Shake off the excess and place them on a plate or pan as you bread the rest.
- In a large skillet put at least an inch or so of oil in and heat on medium-high heat.
- Once your oil is hot, put 8 or so pieces of chicken in. Let them cook for a minute on one side and flip over and do a minute on the other side. (*Note: Cook longer if you want a crunchy, more golden nugget. I did mine for about a minute and thirty seconds on each side.)
- Carefully take them out of the oil and sit them on a plate that’s covered in a paper towel.
- Let them cool and enjoy!
Again the side possibilities are endless! Make whatever you’d like!
Here is that peanut butter pie I was talking about!