Healthy & Homemade: Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Let’s face it, chicken nuggets are delicious! There have been several controversies int he past about what fast food chains are putting into their nuggets, why not save some money and make them yourself? You will know exactly what you are putting in them and the kids can even get involved to make it a family-time meal.

Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Serves: 4  /  Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins (includes marinade time)  /  Cook Time: 10-15 mins

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 tablespoons pickle juice
    • 1 large egg, whisked
    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup rice flour
    • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • High heat oil for cooking such as coconut oil
  • Preparation:
    • Drop chicken into a plastic zip top bag, pour in pickle juice and refrigerate for 1 hour
    • Partially open bag and drain excess pickle juice, leaving chicken in bag
    • Add in egg, seal bag and let sit for 10 mins while you prepare seasoning
    • In a separate bowl , combine flours, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and paprika. Lightly salt and pepper to taste
    • Pour the dry ingredients into bag of chicken, seal and begin mixing the ingredients in the bag until chicken is evenly coated
    • Heat oil over medium-high heat in large skillet, drop pieces of chicken to pan making sure not to over crowd until cooked through (around 2-3 mins each side)
      •  You may need to cook your chicken in 2-3 batches
    • Remove cooked nuggets from pan and place on paper towel lined plate to soak up any excess oil
    • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces!
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