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Cheesy Chicken Nuggets in 30 Minutes

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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 15
Calories 210
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

I had friends coming over and was looking for a fast and easy treat. Sometimes, they are difficult to find. I knew I had ground chicken in the fridge and some mozzarella cheese. I also concluded that chicken nuggets are always a great party food. So, I put two and tow together and made up these cheesy chicken nuggets. I have to say they were a hit.

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pound (1/2 kilo) ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 15 small cubes of mozzarella cheese (about 1 inch square)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large beaten eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (You can use Panko, Italian, or parsley flavoured.)
  • 1/2 quart of oil for frying ((1/2) litre of vegetable oil)
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken and seasoning to a mixing bowl. Using your hands or spoon, mix until well combined.

  2. Use 3 separate bowls. In the first bowl, add in the flour. In the second bowl, the eggs. And, in the third bowl, add in the bread crumbs.

  3. Grab up a palm full of the mixture and place it in the palm of your hand. Form it into a ball and flatten it out. Place a block of cheese into the centre. Fold the chicken mixture over it and form it into a ball again. Set it aside and repeat the process for the remaining chicken mixture. Form each ball into a nugget shape of your choice.

  4. Dredge each wedge into the flour and ensure it's completely coated. Shake off any excess flour and roll it in the egg mixture. Then, in the third bowl, dredge them them in the bread crumbs. Set aside on a baking sheet. Repeat the process for all of the nuggets.

  5. Pour your oil into a pan and heat to about 350 degrees F or 180 C. Fry the chicken wedges until they are golden brown and set them aside on a wire rack.

  6. Serve with the sauce of your choice and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 660mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Note

I use ground chicken, but you can also use boneless skinless breast and grind them in a meat grinder of food processor.

As always, adjust the seasoning according to your liking. 

Mozzarella cheese is the best, but cheddar can be used as an alternative.

I use bbq sauce, but use the dipping sauce of your choice.

Keywords: Chicken Nuggets, Fried Chicken, Chicken Recipes, Party Food, Snacks
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!