Saturday, September 13, 2008

...move over golden Arches...

like most kids, my kids love chicken nuggets!!!!  who am i kidding, so do i!!! but this recipe has been a family favorite since long before my kids came along.  it is not super hard, but does take more time than hitting a drive through... but it is well worth it!  it is also perfect for parties for finger foods or appetizer!!!  

{captain crunch chicken nuggets}

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-2 in. cubes
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
5 cups captain crush cereal, crushed
vegetable oil for frying

Pre-heat fryer to high or 400 degrees.  If you do not have a fryer, you can fill a pot with oil and heat to 400 degrees.(using a oil thermometer)

In a small bowl, combine flour, 1 tsp salt & pepper.  Mix well.  In a separate bowl- mix milk & beaten eggs.  In 1 more bowl place crushed cereal & remaining salt.

In small batches, dredge chicken in flour, then egg, & then cereal.  Place into fryer.  Not too many at a time... or you will overflow your fryer-- like my husband did not too long ago!  
Fry chicken until golden brown on both sides.  You may have to flip them.  Remove onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain.  Serve with honey mustard(recipe to follow) or BBQ sauce.  I prefer either Sweet Baby Rays or Famous Dave's BBQ sauce with about a TBSP of mayo per 1/2 cup to soften the acidity... but whatever floats your boat!

Honey Mustard-

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup mustard
3 TBSP honey

In a small bowl, mix together mayo & mustard until well combined.  Add honey & still well.  Taste & add a little more of any of the ingredients to get to desired taste.

1 comment:

Ash n Joe said...

Brit I made these the other day and they are amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe! The Honey mustard recipe was a great addition.