Recently, I've taken mental inventory of kid-friendly recipes I've made with my nieces. Homemade Chicken Nuggets quickly came to mind. What kid doesn't love them? What kid wouldn't love to make them at home with Mom and Dad? Knowing that there might be a little Jacque or Julia in your own kitchen waiting for the invitation, these homemade Chicken Nuggets could be a good starting point for your young pre-cook. For this recipe, however, I'd definitely make the cook top a kid-free zone.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- 2 large egg whites, slightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup vegetable oil (if frying in pan)
- ¼ cup olive oil (if baking in oven)
- 2 large chicken breasts or 3 skinless bones less thighs, cut into 1 ½ to 2 inch pieces
- Dipping sauces of your choice
- If baking chicken nuggets in the oven, pre-heat to 375 degrees.
- If cooking nuggets in frying pan, add oil to pan and turn heat to medium high.
- In a bowl stir Worcestershire sauce into beaten egg whites and mix well.
- In another shallow bowl or baking dish, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
- Dip each piece of chicken in egg white mixture, then into the flour mixture.
- If baking nuggets in the oven, place chicken pieces on a baking sheet.
- Lightly brush nuggets with olive oil.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- If frying nuggets, place chicken pieces in pan with hot vegetable oil and cook on each side until golden brown and cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.
- Serve hot and dip in your favorite sauces.