Fabulous Food Friday #79

*EDITED* {For more about this recipe click here!}

If you know me you know that I laaaaaaauuuuuuve a certain fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken…not cows…chicken. I was first introduced to it when my family moved to Utah. I was 17 at the time and totally into the mall. Yeah. Do you remember the mall? I mean really remember how malls used to be as a teenager? The mall is completely different now that I am an adult…not that the mall has changed, but I as a shopper have changed. Let’s get in and out of that teen hangout place as fast as we can!!!
The mall had a small chicken restaurant there and my friends and I would frequently eat there while hanging out. {SIDENOTE} There was an ‘older’ lady that worked there and she was always so nice and quick…well…she still works there 13 years later! She was there when we last visited. {SIDENOTE over}.

Copy Cat Chick-fil-a Nugget Recipe | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

 Again, if you know me at all, you also know that I love to recreate dishes that I order all the time. Part of it is a game to see if I can really do it and the other part is because I know how expensive eating out can be! So, after a little research and a collaboration of recipes I came up with a very tasty nugget recipe that I am sure you and your family will love. I do not claim that these taste JUST LIKE the chicken (not cow) place, but comes pretty darn close!

Sweet Chicky Nuggets

2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
2 TBSP powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
peanut oil (is best) or canola oil

In a medium bowl whisk the egg and stir in the milk. Trim any fat away from chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces. Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover. Let it ‘marinate’ for 2-4 hours in the fridge. This will make the chicken very nice and tender. In a gallon size resealable baggie combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper. Seal and shake to combine. Place about 2 inches of oil in a medium deep pot. Over medium high heat (more towards the high side) heat oil until hot. If using a thermometer let the temperature reach 375°. If you don’t have a fancy gadget like most people, I always test my oil by dropping a few drops of water into it. You want it to sizzle and not pop too much. Adjust your heat if necessary. Using a fork or tongs remove cut chicken from milk mixture and place in the flour mixture. Seal and shake until nuggets are completely coated. Place about a 6-8 nuggets into hot oil and let them cook until golden brown, turning half way through once the edge of your chicken starts to turn white. About 1 minute each side. Always double check to see if any chicken you make is cooked through. I always just make a tiny cut to see if it’s pink. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Repeat until all nuggets are cooked. Serve with your favorite sauce! I will let you in on a secret that only my bestest friends know…I ALWAYS eat my nuggets with honey! Always.

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