This homemade chicken nuggets recipe is a full of flavour and you don’t need any special side dish to complement them.
The basil, garlic, and parmesan in the breadcrumbs enrich the flavour of the nuggets perfectly.
They can be served with just a salad, and I can guarantee will satisfy everyone’s appetite.
They can be prepared and freeze uncooked if none of the ingredients was previously frozen.
There is so much flavour in the breadcrumbs that I serve them only with mustard and a drop of fresh lemon juice.
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homemade chicken nuggets recipe
Breadcrumbs (can be prepared in advance and stored in the freezer)
- 180 breadcrumbs
- 20 parmesan cheese grated
- 20 fresh basil leaves
- 2 garlic
- 4 half chicken breasts
- 50 gr flour
- 3 fresh eggs
- salt & pepper
- Prepare or defrost the breadcrumbs (see article above)
- Cut the chicken breast into long strips and season with salt.
- Prepare 3 plates: one with the flour, one with the eggs mixed with salt and pepper, and one with the breadcrumbs
- One by one dip the chicken nuggets in the following order: First in the flour, making sure they are completely coated. Shake off any excess flour.
- Then dip them in the eggs…. …And lastly in the breadcrumbs.
- Once they are completely coated and ready, deep-fry them in oil until golden and crispy.
- The remaining breadcrumbs should not be put away as they have touched raw chicken and cannot be re-stored. I usually mix them with the remaining eggs and fry them up to limit wastage.
- Kids love them; in Italian they are called the “Vecchia”, meaning old lady. Probably because they were reserved for toothless old ladies who could not bite into chicken!