Stiletto2 and one of her best friends love to make "creations". Someday I will share with you the blue water terrace cake. Now that was frightening. But until then you will have to be amazed at this simple little recipe they cook up frequently. Way better than any chicken nuggets you get from a grocery store or at a fast food trough (note I didn't call it a restaurant). They took my breading recipe for frying fish, added some ingenuity, set up a station, and sprinkled a little Diva love and care. Presto they created the best chicken nuggets, ahemmmm, I mean bites you ever ate.
- 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour (Enough For Dredging)
- 1 Cup Skim Milk
- 1 1/2 - 2 Cups Of Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 - 2 Cups Of Vegetable Oil (Enough To Fill Pan About 1/2 Inch)
- Heat the oil in a relatively flat pan on the stove to about medium. You will need to adjust this throughout to avoid burning the Panko.
- Do not wash the chicken.
- Cut the chicken into about 1 1/2" pieces. The size will determine how long they cook. Not too big of the Panko will burn.
- Place three shallow bowls in a line and fill each one with flour, milk and Panko.
- Dredge the chicken in the flour. You can season the flour if you wish, but the Divas do not.
- Dip the floured chicken into the milk and then roll into the Panko.
- Place the Panko dredged chicken into the oil heated pan and cook about 8 minutes each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Size of chicken and temperature of oil will determine ultimate cooking time. Use a meat thermometer to check if you are uncertain. It should be 165 degrees. Click here for a great food safety cooking chart.
- Once done, place on towel covered plate.
- Serve with hot sauce. We like Frank's Red Hot Cayenne Sauce. Some may prefer their's with ketchup.
About 270 calories per serving.
- I really hate the taste of canola oil. I think it tastes like the inside of a stale petroleum drum. Go figure. Anyway, I never use it. So I would suggest getting a good vegetable oil. I primarily use the vegetable oil (soybean) from Costco.
- Do not wash the chicken. This just spreads the chicken juices around the sink and your kitchen. Anything bad will be cooked off during the cooking process.
- I prefer to use fresh chicken. I think the texture of chicken changes when you freeze it.
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