This chicken nuggets recipe is soooo good that I make it almost every week. Both my husband and my kids love it.
Making your own nuggets means that you don’t have to worry about preservatives and food additives compared to ready-made frozen ones. In addition, you get to sneak in some veggies of your choice for the little picky eaters at home.
How to make chicken nuggets
You can make it with either minced chicken or pork meat. Add in cilantro (also known as coriander leaves or chinese parsley), onion, carrot and eggs, then marinate and fry. Voila – your very own homemade chicken nuggets (Get the full recipe on the next page).
Try not to skip the cilantro, it really adds a distinct fragrance to the fried nuggets. My husband is not fond of cilantro, but even he is surprised at how well it goes with this dish.
Having said that, this is a fairly forgiving recipe. Some days when I have nothing but meat and onions at home, I still proceed to make it and it turned out delicious too. So, just go ahead and try it.
You may even add in ingredients like spring onions, celery, tofu or potatoes (boiled 20 minutes and mashed first), depending on what’s available at home. However, be warned that ginger don’t go well with this. The taste of ginger is too overwhelming and biting into tiny pieces of ginger is not that pleasant too (speaking from experience, lol).
Frying is the most time-consuming part of this otherwise very simple recipe. To reduce frying time, use the biggest pan possible. Each batch of nuggets will take between 10-15 minutes. So, I have taken to frying these over 2 pans simultaneously and manage to cut frying time from 1 hour to just 30 minutes. It will use up more oil, but I will let you decide on the cost versus time factor.
If this is the first time that you are making it, I suggest you fry a small batch and taste it first to see whether you need to adjust the flavours.
Make sure your pan and oil is hot enough before adding the first batch of nuggets. I always place some old newspapers on the floor in front of the stove to prevent the floor from getting too oily.
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