Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

I have been cooking too often lately, I realised. Therefore posting here has also become frequent. I'm glad about it (the posting bit) and hope I can keep it this way. I am spotted in the kitchen more often of late because of my cook's absence since the last 2 months. She's taken an off whose ending can't be seen anywhere in the horizon.

While often we outsource our evening snacks, sometimes it seems easier to just make something at home than pick up the phone and explain the details of your order to the person on the other side. And then, what is more annoying than seeing that they goofed up your order. Like the order day, for my order of a medium sized pizza, I was delivered a personal pan! What? Did they expect the pizza to grow bigger on its way to my home?

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So, yesterday when I saw some boneless chicken in a far away corner of my freezer, I turned them into Crispy Chicken Nuggets. It requires a few basic ingredients which you will almost at anytime have lying in your kitchen. These little chicken chunks are good for making a quick snack for kids as well.


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Though I always make these deep fried, but for a low calorie version, you can have these baked. It's good if you shriek at the thought of using a lot of oil in any food. The baked ones will spare you from your guilt pangs.

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For printable version of this recipe, click here.

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Crispy Chicken Nuggets
Ingredients
Chicken Mince 250 gm
Bread Crumbs 150 gm
All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Italian herb seasoning 1/2 tsp.
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup
Maggi Seasoning Cube (Chicken) 1 no.
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp.
Egg 1 no., beaten
Salt as per taste (the maggi cube is quite salty, so adjust accordingly)

Preparation

For deep fried version:
  1. To the chicken mince, add freshly grated cheese, Italian herb seasoning, Maggi seasoning cube, pepper and salt. Mix well.

  2. Rub your hands with some flour and shape the chicken mince into nuggets. I could make around 22 pieces from this quantity of chicken mince.

  3. Roll each nugget in flour, covering it nicely. Then roll it in the beaten egg and then in bread crumbs.

  4. When all the nuggets are ready, heat oil in a pan. Deep fry the nuggets. Serve hot with ketchup.
For low calorie version:
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Place nuggets on a non stick baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes at 220 degrees C. Serve hot.




26 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks ver temting..Perfect starter..

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  2. Brilliant! Mouthwatering chicken nuggets. Loved the very look of it. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Looks so delicious ....yum ...u r rocking dear

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  4. Gorgeous and crispy chicken nuggets! Bookmarking it!

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  7. Delicious recipe !!
    First time on your blog and you have got an awesome collection of recipes.

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  8. I usually fry the frozen nuggets for my kids -- this looks like a welcome break. Loved the last click!

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  9. Lovely chicken nuggets Arundhuti!! I am sure my son will love these :)

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  10. Lovely picture. I bet it must be addictive. First time here and glad to follow you. Check out my space too...

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  11. Very addictive and droolworthy crispy nuggets,feel like having some..

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  12. Very tempting dear..they look so perfect and yummy!!

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  13. Yum! I'm totally a sucker for chicken nuggets, especially the fried (not baked) kind! I always dip them into honey for a sweet/savory mix. I'll definitely have to try this recipe!

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  14. wow...that looks so good...the textures must have been superb...crispy on the outside n' soft on the inside...love the snaps too...:)

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  15. Perfect like the ones we get in restaurants..bookmarked to try

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  16. Looks so much like KFC Ad. gourmet style dear. Inviting you to follow my blog. Being a vegetarian what would you suggest i try this with?

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  17. Wow! So crispy and juicy! I'd love to have some!

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  18. wow...yummy chicken nuggets...Love the clicks and presentation..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  19. Perfect... looking at the pics has brought a smile to my face...:) Loved every bit of it..
    Reva

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  20. wish i could cook frequent like you, some how it happen quite rarely and chicken nuggets looks fab, and i wouldn't compromise crispy deep fried nuggets to baked one!

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  21. Crispy and yummy..All time fav

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  22. How deliciously simple. And better than store-bought stuff, I'm sure :)

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  23. Crispy Chiken looking simply awesome and delicious.

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  24. WOW.. this looks so good.. Would love to try the baked version..

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