-Combine egg and water in a small bowl; set aside.
-Combine the flour, salt, monosodium glutamate, pepper,
onion powder, and garlic powder in a large plastic zipper
bag; set aside.
-Pound each of the breasts with a mallet to 1/4"
thick, then cut to bite-sized pieces.
-Coat each chicken piece with the flour mixture by
shaking in the plastic zipper bag.
-Remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture,
-Return each nugget to the flour mixture; shake to coat.
-Put nuggets, still in the bag, in the freezer for at
least an hour.
-Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.
-After freezing, repeat the above coating process.
-Deep-fry the nuggets, 8-10 at a time, in 375 degree oil
for 10-12 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
-Drain on brown paper bags.
Notes: Monosodium glutamate, also called MSG,
can be found in most supermarkets in the spice aisle and is sold under the
name brand name Accent®.
If using MSG, reduce salt to 1/2 tsp.
Make It A Meal: Serve with
Market Macaroni and Cheese
Cheesy Lima Beans.
Suggested dipping sauces:
were really great. It's definitely worth it to
make them as opposed to purchasing them.
These nuggets were
incredible! 5 star recipe. Thank you so much!
I tried the Chicken
Nugget recipe today and I don't know if it is because I left out the
MSG, but they did not taste like McDonald's. They were ok, but I
definitely won't make them again.
These nuggets were
delicious! The coating was flavorful and crisp but not flaky like
I loved your recipe even
though it took alot patients to make it.
First off, they don't
taste like McDonalds Chicken Nuggets and they need a bit more
seasoning. My two roommates and I agree that they are good but not
worth the trouble to make ....spend the extra few dollars and go to
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