Well hello there! Do you like chicken nuggets? Here’s a recipe that is quick, easy, and better than McDonald’s… This was originally my mother in law’s recipe, but I jazzed it up a bit… You will need:
Mom’s Southern Fried Chicken Nuggets with Dill Dip
cayenne pepper powder
a splash of milk
1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into nuggets)
I bet you are wondering why I didn’t use any measurements. Well, that’s because I cook like my mama. She does everything by taste and sight. If it looks good, it probably tastes good and she is usually right. But if you really need some help, try about 2 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of season salt, 1 tablespoon of garlic salt, 2 tablespoons of black pepper, and a tablespoon of cayenne pepper. After you make this the first time, you’ll get a better idea of how well you want it seasoned. You may want more seasoned salt or more cayenne. It really depends on you.
First, warm up your deep fryer to 375 degrees. You can also use a large, deep skillet if you don’t have one.
Mix all of your dry ingredients together. I like to use a gallon sized ziploc bag. Just throw it all in, zip it shut, and shake it until it looks blended.
Then in a large bowl, combine 3 eggs and a splash of milk. I seasoned my eggs and milk with a little seasoned salt, maybe a teaspoon, and a dash of black pepper.
After you have beaten the eggs and milk, cut your chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces.
Now add your chicken to the egg mixture.
After your chicken is evenly coated with the egg mixture, drop it into the seasoned flour.
Make sure your chicken is fully coated with your seasoned flour mixture.
Now drop it into the hot oil and cook until golden brown.
Now for the infamous Dill Dip… This dip is not just for chicken nuggets. It’s so good you’ll want to slap your mama and eat it on everything!
You will need an 16 oz container of sour cream, about 4 tsps of dried dill, about a 1 tbsp of salt, and 5 small dill pickles. Not Kosher dill or Garlic dill, just plain old dill pickles.
Dice the pickles into tiny cubes and add to a medium sized bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. The longer the dip stands, the better it will taste. You can also make this ahead of time. No kidding, this dip is great. At your next gathering, put this dip with a veggie platter and watch it vanish.
No fooling, it’s that easy. Enjoy!