Behold! Today I present you with nuggets of gold. Not literal nuggets of gold, because obviously we can't eat those. I'm talking about flavor. These nuggets are basically bite sized pieces of flavor gold. Golden crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside with a hint of green chili garlicky flavor, these are one of the best chicken nuggets I've ever made. Humble, aren't I?
These garlicky chicken nuggets are also super easy to make, because there is no pesky breading involved! While i love breaded chicken nuggets, the whole breading process of dipping in egg and breadcrumbs can be time consuming and messy. Ever been in a nugget making situation where your hands look like you're wearing gloves of breadcrumbs? Okay, maybe not gloves, but you know what I mean.
So this is why these chicken nuggets are so easy. Bite sized pieces of chicken are dumped into a simple marinade of all purpose flour and flavorings such as garlic, green chili and white vinegar. And then you simply mix the batter up with a spoon, and marinate for a little while. And then it's time to fry the chicken nuggets, and that's when you can dip them into ketchup and enjoy the aforementioned flavor gold that these nuggets are made of.
I hope you make these, because they are food gold as far as I'm concerned.
- 500 grams boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 3-4 garlic cloves minced finely
- 1 small green chili minced finely
- 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
- Water as needed
- Oil for frying
- Combine all the ingredients, until you have a thick batter. You may have to adjust the amount of flour and water to get the right consistency. The batter should be thick and all the chicken pieces should be thoroughly coated with the batter.
- Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Overnight is better.
- In a non-stick frying pan, heat oil for frying, about one inch deep.
- Using a spoon drop in the the chicken nuggets, and fry on each side for about 1-2 minutes until the nuggets are golden brown and cooked through.
They look so tender and tasty. I look the garlicky touch 😉
Thank you! I love garlic hehe 🙂
They look delicious!!!
Quick question. How much water should I out approximately?
Like how thick should the batter be? (For example like heavy cream? Or more?) sorry for asking so many questions, but I really want them to look as good as the picture 🙂
Hi Carla...thank you for stopping by! No worries, I'm here to help you out with the recipe. The batter should be thick, not runny at all. It should coat the chicken pieces properly. I hope this helps and let me know if you have anymore questions. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
AiPing | Curious Nut
Aaaahhh I want these right now. Nuggets are ma fav!!
Thanks AiPing...mine too 🙂
Whitney @ That Square Plate
I can't believe how easy these are! And they look amazing. I'm definitely saving for later, as we are huge chicken fans in this house 🙂
I love garlic! So this will be super tasty 🙂
Wajeeha, I love anything garlicky so my husband! And your looks very appetizing, so this is pinned!
Thanks Farida...hope you try them! 🙂
Sandra @ Heavenly Home Cooking
Brilliant! I love how you've simplified the process of making chicken nuggets. Add garlic and I'm sold! I could easily eat a plateful of these. Your photos are mouth-watering too. Pinning!
Thanks Sandra...I know right the breading process of chicken nuggets can be so tedious sometimes...that's why I love these nuggets...hope you try them 🙂
Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
My family would love, love, love these!
Tara | Deliciously Declassified
Yum! These look delicious and my little ones LOVE chicken nuggets - giving these a try 🙂
The nuggets look mouthwatering.
My Sunday dinner for sure
I love garlic.. Thanks for the recipe
Thank you Arunima!:)
These nuggets with an ice cold beer!! OMG!! 🙂 Looks delicious!!
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
These nuggets look sooooo delicious! I think my daughter will love them - she loves garlic and it's a nice change from plain nuggets! 🙂
Thanks Sherri! Hope you try them 🙂
Looking so so so good! I need this one!
Thanks Shadi! 😀