The Best Ever Chicken Nuggets

The Best Ever Chicken Nuggets

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"This recipe has been in our family for years. The only problem with it is that there's never enough. It's great for parties, too."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 515 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 4175 mg
  • 167%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 inch oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a large skillet or saucepan.
  2. Stir together the flour, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dip the chicken pieces individually into the beaten eggs before pressing into the flour mixture to coat; shake off the excess flour. Place the coated chicken pieces onto a plate until all the chicken has been coated.
  3. Cook the chicken in batches in the hot oil until golden brown and no longer pink in the center.
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Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Laura Roberson
6/4/2009

I made this for my family tonight. I did not cut the boneless, skinless breasts into chunks, I just left them whole. The batter was good, but too salty, and I like salt more than the average Joe. I would cut back to 4 tablespoons of garlic salt. Also, pepper is to taste, and I found it a little too much, as well. Remember, when frying chicken, dip first in the flour mix, then the egg dip, then back into the flour, and the coating will hold tight to the chicken, better than egg first and then flour. My kids, 6 and 7, loved it, but it was too salty.

Coco
5/27/2009

Have you heard of Chick-fil-a? They have thee BEST chicken nuggets and chicken strips. Thanks to this recipe, now so do I! =D

MrsHuey10
6/16/2009

These were great, much better than any fast food restaurant. I agree, too much flour. If you are feeding 2 like I was, use 2 breasts, 1 cup flour, 1 beaten egg, 3 TBS garlic powder 1 TBS & 1/2 tsp pepper. Will make again and again!