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Chicken Nuggets like
® Chicken McNuggets®
Dip in barbeque, sweet-and-sour, or honey mustard sauce.

Prep. Time: 1:45
Serves: 4

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. MSG - optional, see Notes, below
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg - beaten
1 cup water
1 lb. boned, skinned chicken breasts

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-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, coating well.
-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 and Cheesy Lima Beans.

Suggested dipping sauces:

6 Visitor Comments About This Recipe Submit Yours Below!
  • These 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 others.

  • 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 McDonalds.

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