Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chicken nuggets recipe

You Will Need

  • 2 chicken thighs/breasts
  • 5 oz ready made breadcrumbs or 6 slices of cut bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 fl oz vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 oz plain flour
  • salt as required
Step 1:

Trim the chicken

Take the chicken breast and cut off all excess skin, fat and bones.

Step 2:

Chunk the chicken
Cut the chicken into small chunks so they will fit into the blender.
Step 3:

Dry the bread
To make your own breadcrumbs the bread you use needs to be dry. This means stale bread. If you only have fresh bread, then place the slices in the oven at 200 F for one hour until they are dried – not toasted.
Step 4:

Make the breadcrumbs
Once the bread is dried, break it up into pieces and place it in your blender. Put the lid on and switch it on to the appropriate setting to make your breadcrumbs. Add any seasoning. Once the seasoning is nicely mixed pour the breadcrumbs into one of the bowls.
Step 5:

Blend the chicken
Wipe out the blender with some kitchen paper and add the chicken breasts. Pulse the chicken until roughly chopped. Now add ginger garlic paste,garam masala powder, pepper and salt and switch on the blender again, making sure everything blended well with the chicken. Once that is done, pour the mixture into one of the bowls.
Step 6:

Beat the eggs
Take the 2 eggs, crack them into a bowl and beat them together.

Step 7:

Prepare the coating

Line up the chicken mix, the flour, the eggs and the breadcrumbs in the four bowls.
Step 8:

Shape the nuggets
Rub your hands with some flour to avoid them becoming too sticky! Then take some chicken mixture and roll it in the palm of your hands to create a smooth ball shape about the size of a golf ball.
Step 9:

Coat the nuggets
Now take the nugget and roll it in the flour. When totally covered, roll it in the egg. Next, roll the nugget in the breadcrumbs and place it on a plate. Gently press down on it with the flat side of a knife to form the perfect nugget shape.

Step 10:

Fry the nuggets
Take your frying pan and put the vegetable oil into it. Heat the pan to medium so that the oil is hot but not smoking. Place the nuggets into the pan and cook gently on low heat for about 5 minutes turning them every few minutes so they don't burn.

Step 11:

Serve and enjoy!

Once cooked place the nuggets on kitchen paper to drain any excess oil.

Serve as snack or with salads. Enjoy!!!!


Christalin said...

i tried this one.....for evening snack...
it turned out to be very nice...
(for fun...i renamed it as Indian nugget..)

Vijitha said...

Nice name Christalin.. Very innovative idea.. It suits since we add garam masala to it.. cheers..