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      Chicken Nuggets

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      Time25 Min
      DifficultyIntermediate
      Serves6

      Chicken nuggets are one of the most popular snacks available in fast-food restaurants as part of the main course. Its preparation involves a simple process and it is easy to replicate the chicken nugget recipe at home. It is an amazing starter loved universally by all. It is one of the delicious chicken recipes which involves very few ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen. You wil ... l be craving for this delicious American cuisine and your kids will make it a common staple in their diet. Homemade chicken nuggets have an advantage over store-bought nuggets as you can monitor the quality. Besides, the homemade crunchy and golden chicken nuggets dipped in tomato sauce will be a sure hit for all occasions. You can avoid deep frying the chicken nuggets by baking it at the right temperature. This is especially recommended for health-conscious individuals and kids so as to avoid extra calories from deep-frying in oil. This is one of the easiest and fastest methods to make them even more delicious as it will take no more than 20 minutes. If you prefer frying over baking, leave the chicken nuggets in hot oil till it turns golden brown and drain the excess oil using a paper towel or kitchen paper. This tender chicken nuggets recipe makes for a perfect tea-time snack and a perfect starter for your dinner parties. You can tweak the recipe by adding some extra spices and frying slowly in a pan. Enjoy your chicken nuggets with tomato sauce or mint chutney which will bring out the best flavours.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre192 Cal192 Cal192 Cal192 Cal
      • 12gProtein
      • 5gFat
      • 25gCarbs
      • 3gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Salt

      Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Red Chilli Flakes

      Red Chilli Flakes

      0.5 teaspoons

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      2 teaspoons

      Slim Milk

      Slim Milk

      1 tablespoon

      Bakery

      Brown Bread Slice

      Brown Bread Slice

      2 pieces

      Poultry

      Chicken Mince

      Chicken Mince

      400 g

      Other

      Pepper

      Pepper

      1 teaspoon

      Bread Crumbs

      Bread Crumbs

      0.5 cups

      Raw Egg

      Raw Egg

      2 units

      Directions
      1
      In a bowl, combine chicken mince, salt, pepper and chili flakes (optional).
      2
      In a separate bowl,take a bread slice, pour milk and let it soak. Once soaked mash the bread and add it to the chicken mince. Mix until everything is well combined. Set aside.
      3
      Meanwhile, take bread crumbs in a bowl and add black pepper and salt to taste. break egg in a bowl, whisk it and set aside.
      4
      Preheat the oven at 200 degree c. Prepare a baking tray, lightly brush with some oil. Take a tablespoon of mixture in your hand, shape it like a nugget/patty. Dip it in beaten egg, put it in breadcrumbs and cover with bread crumbs. Place the nugget in a prepared tray, evenly spaced.
      5
      Bake the nuggets at 200 degree c for 10-15 min, until golden in color. Flip the nuggets in halfway to get cooked evenly on all the sides.
      6
      Serve hot.
      Tips for preparing delicious Chicken Nuggets
      • If you don’t have bread crumbs at home, you can use corn flakes and blend it till it becomes fine crumbs. • To make softer chicken nuggets for kids, blend the chicken along with the ingredients and spices until it is finely chopped. • While baking, make sure to flip the chicken nuggets halfway through the process for a uniform and well-baked meat. • Repeat the breading multiple times for a thicker coating. Place it on a plate for some time so that the coating sticks well on the chicken pieces before re-coating it. • For restaurant-style thick coating, fry the chicken nugget for 1 min and remove it and leave it on a plate. Repeat the coating again and deep fry it until it becomes golden brown. • Serve chicken nuggets with baked French fries, mayonnaise, cucumber, or tomato salad to experience a rich taste.

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      We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

      Chicken nuggets

      Not many of us know that these golden bite-sized nuggets of comfort were created way back in the 1950s. You will be surprised to know they were not created in a restaurant by a chef but by Robert Baker, a food science professor! These tiny pieces of chicken deep-fried after battering became an instant hit. Gradually they became an American snack staple and the popularity of chicken nuggets spread all over the world including India. They are as popular as other dishes like chicken biryani and butter chicken here!

      What are the health benefits of chicken nuggets?

      Chicken nuggets are not only a super delicious snack but offer some great benefits for our health too. Some of them are: The chicken in these nuggets provides you protein. This is beneficial for the healthy growth of your bones and muscles, helping you with recovery from injuries, and for keeping your hair, skin, and nails healthy. The proteins in nuggets help in keeping you satiated. This suppresses the need to overeat and helps in losing weight. Chicken is also a very rich source of several nutrients. They help in building your immunity, improving muscle activity, preventing anaemia, improving your cognitive functioning, and metabolic issues. When made fresh at home, chicken nuggets are free of harmful preservatives. When air-fried or baked, instead of frying, chicken nuggets calories are cut significantly. When eaten with a side of salad or a low-calorie drink, they become not only a filling meal but also a super-healthy one! They contain fewer calories and sodium than other snacks like burgers, etc. making them a better substitute for these high-calorie foods.

      What are some tips for making the best chicken nuggets every time?

      Before we share some of the best chicken nuggets recipes, here are some tips and tricks for you to make the best batch of nuggets every time you try it at home: If you don’t have bread crumbs at home to coat the chicken, a great alternative is corn flakes. Just blend it into a fine powder and use in place of crumbs. This will make equally yummy chicken nuggets. Allow the chicken to rest in the batter for at least an hour. This will enhance the flavours. Always use the freshest chicken nuggets ingredients. Not only should the chicken be fresh, but using freshly ground herbs will give you amazing flavours. Always use a neutral oil for frying that doesn’t overpower your dish with its fragrance. The best oils to use in your chicken nuggets recipe are canola, corn, or vegetable oils.

      Which are some of the best chicken nuggets recipes that you can try at home?

      While biting on this amazing snack at a restaurant, we often wonder if we can make chicken nuggets at home. The answer is YES! You will be surprised at how easy it is to make restaurant-like delicious chicken nuggets at home. Here are some of the easiest chicken nuggets recipes for you to try: Baked chicken nuggets: This is a recipe for super tasty baked chicken nuggets that are lower in calories perfect for guilt-free snacking. Combine chicken mince, salt, pepper, and chilli flakes and keep it aside. In another bowl, pour milk on a bread slice and let it soak. Once the milk has been soaked, add the bread to the chicken mince and mix well. Shape into nuggets. In a separate bowl, take bread crumbs and add salt and black pepper. Break an egg into it and mix well. Dip a nugget into the egg mixture and then roll it into the breadcrumbs. Place the nuggets on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve these healthy homemade chicken nuggets hot with mint sauce or mayonnaise. 2. Chicken keema 3. Chipotle baked chicken 4. Rosemary chicken