Homemade Chicken McNuggets


I like McDonalds and my grandson Rhyler dang sure does. Heck, what 19 month old doesn't?  It's allll about the "Sheeken' Ghnet" (translated: Chicken Nugget)  at this point in his life, oh, and "kepuch".  Must not ever EVER run out of "kepuch". A major melt down would be in the works,  an understatement. It's been a long time since I've hustled and bustled a toddler around.  My gawd they have lot's of STUFF! Bag in the car, bag out of the car. In the car seat, hook up the dvd, out of the car seat (will post detailed instruction later), place the sippy cup, binky within in reach, blanky and Mickuh' Moush' (a.k.a Micky Mouse) in seat with fella, adjust air vents and visors, start car, go 2 miles, and rewind...stand in line and pray for a merciful patron to let you go ahead... arm is about at noodle strength, these little guys are heaavyyy for biceps that have not been used so much in, eh, 20 years! (Do Not dare put them down, your order will be cold when you finally catch them, and they will have made 12 tables of new friends).... So, to dodge the mini work out, I mean, trip to Mickie D's...I found a solution, and a fine one I must say. Homemade Chicken McNuggets, G-ma style and Grandson APPROVED! I'm quite warn out now, you take it from here...


Vegetable oil (in fryer)
1 egg
1 cup of water

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup tempura mix (or 1/3 cup flour for a total of 1 cup if tempura mix is unavailable)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Accent seasoning
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
4 chicken breast filets, each cut into 6-7 bite sized pieces.

Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir well.

Then, combine the flour, salt, Accent, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag.

Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4-inch thick.

Trim each breast filet into bite sized pieces. Next, coat each piece with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag. Then, remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture, coating well.

Then return each nugget to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat.

Put nuggets, bag and all, in the freezer for at least an hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture. After freezing, repeat the "coating" process.

Then, Preheat oven and large cookie sheet to 375 degrees.

Deep fry the Nuggets 350 degrees for 3-5  minutes per side or until light brown and crispy, ot until done.

Drain on paper towel.

Serve with "kepuch"!
P.S. Be sure and let nuggets cool completely, the doggies will appreciate it IF, er, lets just say WHEN toddler share his supper with them. Lucky dogs!

I made a little extra batter and followed the same instructions, except I made 2 fillets instead of nuggets. McChicken Sandwich?? Well how-do-you-do McChicken Sandwich!! It was delicious! Crispy and delicious! I'd say it was a success stab. Gotta run...no really, forgot the dog's water bowl....Rhyler didn't...eeeeeee...

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