Chicken nuggets are the 2nd most requested food by kids right behind cookies.
Now, my kids were not big chicken nugget fans because we didn't eat out at
fast food restaurants a lot when they were little. I am so thankful for
that because now that I know how some places (like the one with the arches)
make their nuggets will make your head spend. Or it should
because the reason they are so white, as I am told, is because they use bleach
to make the meat look so white. There are places that do use real white
meat in their nuggets, I will say this, if we are going to eat fast food it will
be with the cows with real white meat in the nuggets. OK, I did not plan on
getting in the nugget fest when I decided to do my nugget recipe this week.
This is a basic home made nugget recipe that allows the chicken to be the
star. If you want to add some onion powder, parsley flakes or oregano
please do so. I want you to take this basic recipe and add whatever
seasonings your family likes and make it work for them.
1 lb. ground chicken
1 T. water
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups of canola oil
1.Take a small scoop (one that makes balls the size of large gumballs) and scoop ground chicken
into balls. This should make about 36 balls.
2.In a small bowl beat 2 eggs with 1 T. of water.
3.Then in a shallow dish mix flour, salt and pepper.
(Steps 2 & 3 make up your dredging station.)
Now let’s start dredging.
1.Take chicken balls and roll in flour.
2.Dip chicken ball in egg mixture.
3.Roll chicken balls in flour for the second time.
4.Place on tray and flatten ball.
You now have a nugget.
5.Repeat until you have done all your chicken balls.
Heat oil to 365’. Place the nuggets in the oil and cook for about 4 minutes
and flip and cook 4 more minutes or until cooked all the way thru.
Place on cookie cooling rack with paper towels underneath rack to
drain. Ready to serve.
Just eat plain or pick your favorite dipping sauce, either way they are tasty
See, they are not hard to make at all.
You can make them ahead and freeze them and take out only what you need.
Just thaw and heat in the oven. I'm going to go make a pot of
coffee, that ground hog sure did get it wrong. I don't think these are
Author: Kelly W. Sikes
Who is she? I am wife, mother of 3, daughter of 2 wonderful city parents, a sister to one sis, a home school mom, an office manager and a farmgirl!
Well, this really does not tell you about me just some of the titles I have. I am a 40 something girl who has found herself very blessed by where life has taken her ….to the farm kitchen! I am a fun loving girl who loves to be in the kitchen cooking or looking thru cookbooks or the internet for new healthy delicious recipes for my family. I am happiest when I have a spoon in my hand (and a cup of coffee in the other) and my 2 girls in the kitchen with me cooking up our next creation.
How she ended up on a farm……I come from a small southern town right outside Charlotte, NC. I thought I lived in the country! Until my college roommate, Jennifer took me home with her for the week-end. (I lived 20 min. west of Charlotte; she lived a 1hr. 20 min. east of Charlotte.) Wow!! What a difference. That’s when I really found out what it meant to be country. Rolling fields of corn, soybeans, and stuff I didn’t have any idea what it was (and still don't), then poultry houses after poultry house. It was not uncommon for you to go several miles without even seeing a house (for people).
A year later, Jennifer set me up on a blind date with one of those country boys……well I guess you could say I was blinded by love and fell head over heels for my true love, Gary. We have now been married for 22 adventured filled years.
Even though he was a country boy, we didn’t start out on the farm. We waited until 1996 to buy our land which is next to his family farm. We didn’t consider farming until 7 years later after Gary became sick. In 2011, we started Bountiful Harvest Farm. So here I am a farmgirl …….
What’s on our farm? We raise heritage poultry. We are a full circle farm- laying hens, breeders, a hatchery, chicken and turkey growers, and on the farm processing.
If you are still reading, I’m impressed. I don’t claim to be a writer. I’m just a regular girl who is going to share about life on a chicken farm, some of my favorite recipes and a few funny stories of my family along the way. I hope you'll come back - just grab a cup of coffee (or whatever drink your hand desires), pull me up and visit.