Simple Chicken Nuggets

Happy Friday to you!

A freezer pantry staple that comes in handy for meals are frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts.

I like to buy the big bags of frozen chicken breasts where each piece of chicken is packaged separately.

Otherwise, if I buy the bags that don’t have the chicken wrapped separately, I seem to always pick the one bag where the pieces of frozen chicken are stuck together.

This chicken nugget recipe can be whipped up in no time because all you need is flour, salt, pepper, oil, and chicken.

If you happen to have some potatoes on hand they go great with mashed potatoes too.

And if you really want to go crazy you can make gravy out of the fried chicken crunchies that get left in the skillet.

These nuggets are delicious dipped in barbeque sauce, ranch dressing, honey Dijon sauce, or even ketchup.

I like to cut them in square shapes but you can also cut them in strips if you prefer.

Fried chicken smells so good in the house when it’s cooking.  It reminds me of when my grandmother made it in an electric skillet….her’s was the best.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Flour, salt, pepper, canola oil, and boneless skinless chicken breast.
Here’s how to make it:

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add to a medium size bowl.

Next,

add the salt,

and pepper.

Then mix the salt, pepper, and chicken together.

Add the flour and….

….mix all ingredients together until each piece of chicken is entirely coated with flour.  Set aside for just a moment.

Place a cooling rack on top of a large plate (this is where the nuggets will be placed after removing them from the skillet).

Heat a skillet on medium heat……

…..and add the canola oil.

Sprinkle a small bit of flour in the oil, and when it starts to sizzle add the pieces of flour coated chicken to the skillet.

Watch the chicken closely and turn each piece over as the sides start to turn a golden color.

When all sides of the nuggets turn a golden color, remove them from the skillet on to the cooling rack.

Salt to taste.

Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce or gravy.

Extremely Yummy.

Enjoy!

You may need to make extra.

These are also super tasty served on top of a salad.

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Simple Chicken Nuggets

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Canola Oil (amount may vary depending on size of skillet)

Directions:

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add to a medium size bowl. Add the salt and pepper and mix together with the chicken. Next, add the flour and mix together until the pieces of chicken are completely coated with the flour. Set aside for just a moment.

Place a cooling rack on top of a large plate (this is where the nuggets will be placed after removing them from the skillet). In a large skillet, add the canola oil (depending on the size of your skillet you may need to add more oil so that it's about 1/2 inch deep in the pan).

Heat a skillet on medium heat. Sprinkle a small bit of flour in the oil, and when it starts to sizzle add the pieces of flour coated chicken to the skillet.

Watch the chicken closely and turn each piece over as the sides start to turn a golden color. When all sides of the nuggets turn a golden color, remove them from the skillet on to the cooling rack.

Salt to taste. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce or gravy.

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11 Responses to “Simple Chicken Nuggets”

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    Tina@flourtrader — May 11, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Making chicken nuggets at home is probably cheaper and more healthy than buying some pre-made. Based on this recipe they are fairly easy to make, so there is no excuse to buy them at the grocers. Yours do look pretty tasty and I can think of many ways to use them, but dipping them would be the first-yum! Enjoy the weekend.

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 11th, 2012 @ 8:48 am

      Hi Tina, thank you and have a nice weekend!

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    Taysha — May 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    These look really good but I wonder if a similar effect could be achieved with baking. I’m trying to save calories where I can :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 11th, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      Hi Taysha, I know what you mean about saving calories. I’m definitely frying things less these days. I haven’t tried baking these but I don’t think the flour coating would do well in the oven without a little oil. But, now I’m curious if using just a little bit of olive oil in a skillet would work when cooking these nuggets. I’m going to give this a try and see how it works out. Have a nice weekend!

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    Elizabeth — May 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Yummy little chicken bites. These look just perfect.. hungry now.
    Your photos are awesome.

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 11th, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, thank you very much. Have a nice weekend!

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    LP @dishclips — May 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Delicious looking and simple to make. It’s a winning combination!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 14th, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    Mike — May 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

    This is simple and delicious recipe, something you can make in a hurry when needed.

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 16th, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      Hi Mike, it sure is. Seems like I end up making it for dinner when I need to get a meal ready quick. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Magic of Spice — May 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    These are so fun! My nieces and nephews would really enjoy these when they come to visit :)

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