Chicken nuggets recipe – Learn how to make chicken nuggets at home. Chicken nuggets are one of the most commonly eaten dish in fast food restaurants. These are made either of meat slurry & ground chicken or chicken breasts. The nuggets made of meat slurry are highly processed and unhealthy when compared to the ones made using chicken breasts.
Meat slurry is added to ground chicken then shaped to nuggets or even used to make patties for chicken burger. Frozen nuggets or the ones made using ground meat & slurry are highly unhealthy and made under unhygienic conditions.
In any good standard restaurants, one can nd nuggets made of chicken breasts or ground meat with cheese. The chicken nuggets recipe I am sharing here is made of breasts with mild avoring, you can add up your own avors to suit your taste.
Most places one can nd chicken nuggets that are mildly favored to hot and spicy. They can be of any size or shape. But usually nuggets are made about 1.5 * 1.5 inches. These
Chicken nuggets turn out crispy with a soft, juicy and delicious texture from inside. These can be eaten even by toddlers.
Popcorn chicken recipe – Learn to make crunchy kfc style popcorn chicken at home with this simple and quick recipe. Popcorn chicken is much popular in every part of the world and makes its presence on the menus of KFC, fast food centres & even in restaurants. I am sure these delicious, flavorful & crisp fried tender popcorn chicken will be your new favorite. Enjoy them with any sauce or garlic mayo dip.
Popcorn chicken is made in many different flavors & is region specific. Most times KFC keeps changing their flavorings too. I have shared the most basic recipe here with some optional seasonings. So you can use your favorite herbs and spices to suit your taste buds.
This recipe of popcorn chicken has always been a winner & never fails to impress my family, especially my kids. Give this a try & you will say these popcorn chicken are not only crunchy, delicious & addictive but also the best!
You can prepare them ahead and freeze or refrigerate for later use. All you need to do is just defrost them in the refrigerator & bring down to room temperature. Then fry them or even bake them for a healthier option.
If you love them spicy then enjoy the crunchy popcorn chicken with this SCHEZWAN SAUCE.
Tips to make best popcorn chicken
1.Bread crumbs are one of the key ingredients that makes this popcorn chicken crunchy. Kfc does not use the crumbs but just go ahead and try these.
2.To make the best popcorn chicken, brining the chicken bites is the key.
As a substitute to brine, you can also use egg as a quick fix like the way I have shown in this post.
If you skip both the steps then chicken will not be tender & soft. Often fried chicken bites turn out fibrous & dry if they are not prepared well.
To brine just whisk 4 tbsps curd or yogurt with ¾ cup of water. Add pepper or other flavoring ingredients to it. Then rest chicken in this for 4 hours to overnight in the fridge. Drain it up & use.
This step not will yield the most delicious tender bites of popcorn chicken with bursting flavors
3.Frying chicken at the right temperature is also the key. More tips in the recipe card below.
Can these be baked?
Yes they can be baked at 400 F or 200 C in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 mins on each side. Grease a wire rack and place on a baking tray. Place the chicken bites on it.