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Chicken Nuggets Curry-flavored Recipe
These are deep fried chicken breast pieces with curry flavored batter. They are fashioned after McNuggets®
Oregano mimics Ajwain. Thymol is the active chemical in both spices, oregano is just milder. Asafoetida mimics the combined flavor of onions and garlic.
Skinless Boneless Chicken breast: 1 Pound
1. Large Egg: 1
2. Water: 1 Cup
Dry Batter Mix
1. All purpose flour: 1 Cup
2. Salt: 1 teaspoon
3. Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
4. Ground Cumin: ¼ teaspoon
5. Ground Cayenne: ¼ teaspoon
6. Ajwain: 1/8 teaspoon
Substitution: Dried crushed oregano leaves: ¼ teaspoon
7. Asafoetida powder: ¾ teaspoon
Substitution would require a mix of onion and garlic powders: Onion powder: 1 teaspoon, Garlic powder: 1/8 teaspoon
You will need 4 mixing bowls as follows
#1 Prepare and keep egg-wash
#2 Prepare and keep dry batter mix
#3 Coated Chicken Nuggets
#4 Un-coated chicken nuggets
Step 1. Pound chicken breast with a mallet to ¼" thick. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Put them in Bowl #4
Step 2. Lightly beat egg in Bowl #1. Add water. Beat again just to combine.
Step 3. Combine dry batter mix ingredients in Bowl #2.
Step 4. Coat individual chicken pieces in dry batter mix (Bowl #2), then coat in egg wash (Bowl #1), and again in dry batter mix (Bowl #2). Put the coated Nugget in Bowl# 3. Repeat till all the pieces have been coated
Step 5. You are done with bowl #4. Put it in Kitchen sink for cleaning. Cover Bowls #1, #2 with plastic film and store in refrigerator. Cover Bowl # 3 (coated Chicken nuggets) and put it in the freezer for about 90 minutes
Step 6. Preheat Deep fry oil to 375 º F
Step 7. Take out about 8 nuggets one at a time dip in egg-wash and then put in dry mix. Take the eight nuggets and fry in the oil for about 12 minutes or till browned and crisp. Put on a tray lined with paper towels to soak oil. Repeat till all the nuggets have been fried
Trivia: Technically, Nugget is made of minced chicken breast and skin. Its a processed chicken meat that can be formed in any shape by the manufacturer. McDonald's ® created the first commercially successful product called Chicken McNuggets®.
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