1poundboneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1” cubes
1cupdill pickle juice
For the flour coating:
1cupall purpose flour 130 grams
1tablespoonpowdered sugar 12 grams
1teaspoonsmoked paprika2 grams
1teaspooncoarse black pepper3 grams
dashancho chili powder
For the milk mixture:
peanut oilfor frying
Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Place into a bowl with pickle juice and brine for one hour.
Prepare a dredging station. Combine ingredients for the flour mixture in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and garlic paste.
Drain the pickle juice from the chicken (discard the juice).
Coat each of the nuggets in the flour mixture, then dredge in the milk mixture. Allow excess milk to drip off and coat in the flour mixture one more time. Place the floured chicken pieces on a plate or cutting board and let them rest while the oil heats in the skillet.
Pour peanut oil into a large skillet until the oil is about 1/2" deep. Turn to medium-high heat and warm the oil until it gets to 350ºF. You want to keep the oil as close to 350ºF as possible so check it often and turn the heat up/down as needed.
Place the floured chicken in the oil and cook for about 2-4 minutes (depending on how big the chicken pieces are). Then turn the chicken pieces and cook again for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until the nuggets test done (internal temperature of 165ºF).
Remove the nuggets to a wire rack to cool (have paper towels under the wire rack to catch any oil drips). The wire rack will help the nuggets stay crispy.
Serve with chick fil a sauce.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or in the air fryer.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 4, with 1 serving being 1/4 of the nuggets. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**