Fried Chicken Breast Nuggets

My initial idea was to deep fry an entire chicken breast, but when I was thinking about the logistics, I figure it would be easier for my first time deep frying meat to fry smaller pieces of meat to see how that goes first. I’ve never deep fried at all, so my post yesterday of donuts was the first thing I’ve ever successfully fried. I did these chicken nuggets the same day, and my post tomorrow of french fries, I also made this day. I hope you consider trying this recipe! They turned out really well, just be careful not to microwave more than 45 seconds when reheating, because they will become really dry and tough.

  1. Heat 3 cups of oil in a large dutch oven. Heat to 350 F.
  2. Take one chicken breast, and dice up to desired size. In one bowl place bread crumbs (I used shake ‘n bake), in another bowl place 1/4 cup milk and 1 egg, and in the last bowl add 3/4 cup flour, 1 Tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Marjoram, and 2 tsp Paprika. Mix the contents of the flour bowl, then mix the milk bowl until the egg is fully scrambled.
  3. Bread the chicken: Take the chicken in a few pieces at a time. Dip into the milk bowl, coat in the flour bowl, return to the milk bowl, then add to the bread crumbs bowl and cover. Place on a side plate. Coat all of the chicken before frying.
  4. Add 1/2 the chicken one piece at a time and move to prevent them from sticking together. Fry for 5 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes, when they have an internal temperature is over 165 F. Remove chicken and place on cookie sheet. Keep warm in a 250 F oven until other half is done, or you are ready to serve. Best served with a side of dipping sauce.

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