Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Delicious Chicken Sandwiches & "Chicky Nuggies"

I can remember when my adorable little niece Ellie, before she could really talk except for a few words here and there, would say in the sweetest little voice, "Chicky Nuggies Mom!" It was the cutest thing I had ever heard and has stuck with me ever since, and now I myself say chicky nuggies along with my husband and little one! So there you have it, these little nuggies are some of the best I've tried; besides of course the real deal over at the Chick-fil-A (but I must say these could be their twin in taste) they taste so much like them you can't really taste the difference.

2 cups pickle juice
1 egg
1 cup milk
4 skinless chicken breasts
2 cups flour
2 1/2 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
3 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
4 cups peanut oil for frying (when i first made these I fried them in vegetable oil , all I had, and didn't like the taste at all, so I made sure to buy peanut oil and liked them way better)

Trim chicken of any fat, and place them into a container where they can marinate in the pickle juice for 3-4 hours or overnight.  Whisk together the egg and milk in one bowl.  In another bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and seasonings and mix till well incorporated.  In a large pot, heat the oil to about *375. (If you don't have a thermometer, sprinkle some water over the oil when it starts spitting back at you its ready to go)  

Meanwhile while the oil is heating, take 2 of the chicken breasts (these are for the sandwiches) and slightly pound them to make them a little thinner. (This will help with the cooking process).  Next dip them one at a time into the egg/milk mixture, then dredge them into the flour mixture till well coated.  Place them into the oil and let cook till both sides are golden brown. (about 4-7 minutes) Place on a toasted bun with toppings of choice.

Next, take the remaining 2 chicken breasts and slice them into bite size pieces.  Dip into the egg mix, then dredge into the flour.  Place about 8 nuggets at a time into fryer and cook about 4-6 minutes; also till golden brown.  Serve with sauce of choice.  

(Recipe Source: Tasty Kitchen with a few slight changes made by me)


  1. Yum, YUM, and YUM!

    I seem to never get enough chicken recipes.

    wont you join in on "Made it on Monday"

  2. Muriel,
    Yes! I remember you! I love your blog. Great pictures and great ideas. I can't wait to try some things out. Nice "seeing" you again!
    Christy Denney

  3. Yum! Can't wait to try these!

  4. I'm watching my friends 3 year old tonight and making these! He is obsessed with chicken nuggets! I'll let ya know how they turn out :)

    Stephanie - Eccentric Kitchen


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