Once upon a time, there was a group of friends who loved nothing more than gathering for the annual Super Bowl party. This year, one of the friends, named Jack, offered to take charge of making the snacks. He suggested they make homemade chicken nuggets.
Together, they gathered all the ingredients they needed: chicken breasts, flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, and seasonings. They divided the tasks and while one friend measure and mixed the ingredients for the coating, another friend cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
Then they dipped the chicken nuggets in the flour mixture, then the beaten eggs, and finally in the panko bread crumbs. They helped each other to make sure all the nuggets were coated evenly.
Jack helped heat the oil in the pan and put the chicken nuggets in the pan to fry. They turned golden brown and crispy. The smell was irresistible, and all of them couldn’t wait to try it.
They enjoyed their homemade chicken nuggets with different dipping sauces, ketchup, ranch, and honey mustard. They all agreed that it was the best Super Bowl snack they ever had.
From that day on, they couldn’t wait to gather again for the next Super Bowl party and make more homemade chicken nuggets.
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
1/4 cup melted butter
Oil for frying
In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
In a separate shallow dish, beat the eggs.
In a third shallow dish, mix together the panko bread crumbs.
Dip each chicken piece first in the flour mixture, then in the beaten eggs, and finally in the panko bread crumbs. Make sure each piece is well coated.
Heat a few inches of oil in a deep pan or pot to 350°F. (Or, Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C))
Carefully add the chicken nuggets to the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Remove the nuggets from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
In a separate bowl, mix together the hot sauce and melted butter.
Toss the chicken nuggets in the hot sauce mixture to coat.
Serve with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing for dipping.
Enjoy your homemade buffalo chicken nuggets!