The fast food places all have their versions, but these Home Made Chicken Nuggets are better and cheaper than all of them. Plus, you know what ingredients are going into them – and you can even make them gluten-free if you want. So how inexpensively can you make these at home? I mean, you can buy 20 McDonald’s chicken nuggets for $5… can you really make them cheaper than that?
Using 2 chicken breasts, I tried to cut it into pieces approximately the same size as used in a fast food chicken nugget. I actually made them a bit meatier, and ended up with 55 pieces of chicken – plenty to feed a family. I found it easiest to cut the chicken breast lengthwise into 4 or 5 strips, and then slice in the opposite direction.
The process for preparing the chicken is very similar to how I bread chicken for Chicken Paremesan. But for chicken nuggets, it works best to place the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in large mixing bowls. After adding a bit of salt and pepper – coat in this order: flour, egg, breadcrumbs.
TIP – to make the chicken extra tender, I use a Jaccard Meat Tenderizer before I cut the chicken. It seriously makes a big difference; I use this for many types of meat as well.
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