Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets? They’re practically fried chicken but more portable and easier to snack on, so if you don’t care much about the tasty chicken skin, they can be better alternatives.
Another great thing about chicken nuggets is that they’re very easy to make. You don’t have to go to a fast food joint to get them.
If you’re trying to bulk up, this’ll help. You get about 30 grams of protein, and 320 calories per serving. But you’re going to probably share this dish among friends, so the calories get distributed as well.
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 cups of corn oil
1 beaten egg
⅓cup of water
⅓cup of all-purpose flour
1½ tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
1½ teaspoons of salt
- Rinse the chicken with cold water, and then pat dry with paper towels.
- Cut the chicken into nuggets measuring 1 inch x 1 inch x half an inch.
- Feel the deep fryer with corn oil. This should be no more than a third full.
- Set to medium heat.
- Place the egg and the water in a small bowl and mix them together well.
- Add the salt, sesame seeds, and flour. Stir them all together until you form a smooth batter.
- Dip your chicken nugget pieces into the batter, and then drain the excess batter.
- Now add the battered chicken to the hot oil with just a few pieces at a time.
- Frying time is about 4 minutes. But just make sure that the chicken nuggets are golden brown to know they’re done. You can take out the chicken from the oil to check.
- Drain the nuggets on paper towels.
Health Benefits of Deep Fried Chicken Nuggets Recipe:
Granted that you use actual chicken and not a bag of chicken nuggets, you can expect to get nutritional value from your chicken nuggets.
You can be certain to get the following from this dish:
1. A good amount of proteins
Chicken breasts are well known to be excellent sources of low-fat proteins, so if you want to increase your protein intake without having to eat a lot of fat, this can be a great meat choice.
A 3-ounce serving will already give you 19 g of protein with only 2 g of fat. Cooked this way, you get 320 calories but if you share among friends, then you don’t get too many calories at all. You just enjoy the great taste (and the good time with friends).
2. Various minerals and nutrients
This meat is also known to be a good source of the following:
- Vitamin B6
3. Less saturated fat compared to red meats
Chicken, fish, and beans are preferred by the American Heart Association over red meats because they have less saturated fat. This makes white meat and some legumes better for your heart health.
If you want, you can always substitute whole wheat or low-carb types of flour for the all-purpose flour.
his can make your chicken nuggets have lower calorie and carbohydrate count which will make it even better for your waist line. But you won’t really gain weight with this one especially if you’re in a sharing mood.