Homemade Chicken Nuggets

by Heather on February 19, 2010

This is one last Disney-ish recipe that I tried out, and it is definitely worth a try!

Alex and I both love chicken nuggets. I think it all started when I was a kid and my parents would rarely ever let me get the chicken mcnugget happy meal at McDonald’s because it was the most expesnsive. SO, of course, that was the one I wanted the most. And then they came out with those cute little chicken mcnugget toys- those were fun. Wow, I sound like quite the McDonald’s aficionado (I promise this is so not the case and all I get now is a last resort salad or the occasional soft-serve cone).

Anyway, these are much better than mcnuggets. The sesame seeds add great texture and when they’re hot and fresh, they are impossible to resist. The honey mustard sauce is a perfect complement to these scrumptious little guys, and is super easy to whip up. And add some steamed broccoli while you’re at it for some added nutrition :)

Chicken Nuggets, adapted from Family Fun’s Cookbook

1 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup flour (all purpose or whole wheat)

1/4 cup sesame seeds

black pepper and garlic salt to taste, if desired

2/3 cup vegetable oil

Shake the chicken in a seal able plastic bag with all the ingredients except oil. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan until hot and fry the nuggets until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels to remove excess oil. The nuggets acan be stored in the fridge and reheated in a microwave on paper towels.

Honey Mustard Dip: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon honey (I used agave syrup) and 1 tablespoon water with a fork until smooth.

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