I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve blogged! It wasn’t that I was in a blogging rut, I was truly in a cooking rut. For the first time in years, cooking felt like a chore. It happens to the best of us I guess. But I am happy to be back, so thanks for waiting.
These Spicy Chicken Nuggets were slightly adapted from a Giada recipe. I know, chicken nuggets are often associated with a popular fast food chain, but these nuggets are homemade with real ingredients. First, you dredge the chicken pieces in flour. Then you dip them in a mixture of whisked egg and tabasco sauce, although I skipped the hot sauce. Finally, you toss the chicken pieces in a mixture of cornmeal, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. The chicken is baked at a high temperature in the oven so that the meat cooks quickly and stays moist.
This method really works. The chicken was crispy with just the right amount of spice. You could dip them in honey mustard sauce as suggested, or you could place these on a big green salad. These nuggets would also be good for little people who like to ‘dip’ their food, if they can handle some cayenne. If you’re bored of all the usual chicken recipes, give this one a try!