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!