30 by 30 Thursday | Chick-fil-A style nuggets

I have always been a chicken nugget lover. It was pretty much all I ate as a child. My pap use to joke that I was going to grow feathers if I kept eating so much chicken. Chicken & Fries was a love of mine way before Pizza ever was. I clearly remember on the rare treat that my parents would order a pizza that my mom would drive and get me a Happy Meal instead. There are even pictures from my 5th birthday where the family is eating Domino’s pizza & I have a plate of nuggets.

It wasn’t until my teens that Chick-fil-A entered my life. My mom & I were down south visiting my Aunt when we decided to try Chick-fil-A at the mall. The sweetness was amazing. Dipping them in honey just enhanced the flavor. Pretty sure my mom & I ate there a few more times during our visit. A couple years later we finally got a Chick-fil-A at our (crappy) little mall.

For fast food, Chick-fil-A just seemed a bit healthier. It definitely seemed to be more chicken than breading. I hadn’t really thought much about Chick-fil-A since I don’t do much mall shopping. But then one day I was out in Cranberry near the stand alone restaurant. I was instantly hit with a craving and was in line at the drive-thru. It wasn’t till I was about to place my order that I realize “oh I can’t eat them”. So I pulled away with waffle fries & a Dr. Pepper.

From that day, I knew I needed to find the recipe. Thank-you Pinterest.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pour enough oil to cover bottom of glass baking dish.

In a medium bowl whisk the egg and stir in the milk. Trim any fat away from chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces.

Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover. Let it ‘marinate’ for 2-4 hours in the fridge. This will make the chicken very nice and tender. (1st time I made these I ‘marinated’ them, this time I didn’t and they were both great) 

In a gallon size resealable baggie combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper. Seal and shake to combine. Place floured chicken in a single layer in glass dish. Lightly spray tops of chicken with cooking spray or oil mist.

Bake for 8-10 minutes before flipping chicken. Bake for a few more minutes till golden.

Chick-fil-A style nuggets [Gluten Free]

Ingredients

2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 1/4 cups WCWBF's flour mix

2 TBSP (heaping) powdered sugar

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

peanut oil (is best) or canola oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Pour enough oil to cover bottom of glass baking dish.
In a medium bowl whisk the egg and stir in the milk.
Trim any fat away from chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces.
Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover. Let it 'marinate' for 2-4 hours in the fridge. This will make the chicken very nice and tender. (1st time I made these I 'marinated' them, this time I didn't and they were both great)
In a gallon size resealable baggie combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper. Seal and shake to combine.
Place floured chicken in a single layer in glass dish
Lightly spray tops of chicken with cooking spray or oil mist.
Bake for 8-10 minutes before flipping chicken.
Bake for a few more minutes till golden.
Let cool & Enjoy

Notes:

Original recipe source: My Name is Snickerdoodle via pinterest

http://blog.whycantwheatbefriends.com/30-by-30-thursday-chick-fil-a-style-nuggets/

Notes about recipe:

1.) Original recipe says to deep fry. I tried in a pan of oil the first time I made it. It was tasty but I just don’t like deep frying as much as I use too. One reason might be I know longer have a deep fryer. Another reason might be that I’ve started to prefer the taste of baked more.

2.) I also used heaping tablespoons of powdered sugar because I feel it wasn’t just sweet enough the first time. Might be the difference of using gluten free flours.

 

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