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Monday, February 18, 2008

GFCF Chicken Nuggets

These are good...and much cheaper than store-bought gluten free chicken nuggets!

1/2 cup Chicken Nugget Coating Mix #1 or #2
1 egg mixed with 2 tbsp. rice or coconut milk
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
canola oil for frying*

Put chicken nugget coating mix in a quart sized resealable plastic bag. Heat a few tablespoons of canola oil in a frying pan (I like using cast iron).

Cut chicken into nugget sized pieces (or leave long and thin for tenders). Dip into egg/milk mix and place into bag with coating mixture. Seal bag and toss ingredients to coat well.

Method #1 - Fry chicken in hot oil a few minutes until lightly golden brown on one side, flip and repeat. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Method #2 - Flash fry chicken for only several seconds on each side in the hot oil. Remove to a baking sheet. (Chicken can be frozen at this point and baked at a later date.) Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through.

(Chicken flash-fried and waiting to be stored in the freezer for later.)

*You can skip the frying/flash frying part and just bake in the oven, but it tastes worlds better if you at least flash fry the nuggets. The coating will be a bit dry if just baked - it needs the added little bit of fat from the oil to taste really good.


jessica said...

Here is another really good, really easy recipe for egg free chicken nuggets. The taste is fantastic but they tend to stick pretty badly. I'm planning to deep fry them next time.

Erin said...

Oooo, those look good. I think deep frying is a good idea. Thanks for the link!