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This really easy way to make chicken nuggets

By Reshma Aslam
June 18, 2015 11:15 IST
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Why visit KFC when you can make these yummy delights in your own kitchen?

Reshma Aslam tells you just how!

Marinating time: 2 to 3 hours

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm boneless chicken
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies paste
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream (I use Amul)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs/plain cornflakes ground
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method for preparation:

  • Cut the boneless chicken into small pieces. Wash well and drain out all the water (press the chicken pieces in both the palms of the hands so no water remains).
  • Put the chicken pieces in a bowl.
  • Add salt to taste, lemon juice, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds powder, green chilli paste and fresh cream. Mix well.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for two to three hours to marinate.
  • Put all-purpose flour and bread crumbs in two separate plates.
  • Whisk two eggs in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan to deep fry the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator.
  • Now, pick each marinated piece of chicken with a fork, coat it with all purpose flour, dip it in the egg, and then roll it in bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry the chicken pieces in hot oil. It should take about 10 minutes of frying time for the chicken to be done.
  • When the chicken pieces are golden brown, remove from pan and drain excess oil on tissue paper.
  • Your chicken nuggets are ready.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

Note:

  • The content of the chilly paste and pepper powder can be adjusted to individuals taste.
  • The more time given for marinating of the chicken, better is the taste.

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