After seeing the scary video of what is in macdonald nuggets, I decided maybe I should try to make my own? I mean, how difficult can it be right? And true enough, it wasn’t difficult at all! Now why did we have to buy those frozen ones where we don’t even know what they have added into the nuggets to make it more profitable?
These nuggets can be flavored anyway you like with your choice of spice and herbs , but since I was trying to replicate macdonald nuggets (based on my memory of the taste) I stick with only garlic and onion powder. Here’s my favourite list of flavours that goes well with chicken:
Honey and soy
I read online that the secret to the taste might be just a little marmite mixed into the chicken, but since I didn’t have any marmite on hand I skipped it. The verdict? Very tasty though not able to replicate the macdonald signature taste. But it was good! I will definitely not be buying any frozen ones anymore.
1/2 cup Flour
1 egg, whisked
1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
Pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp marmite
200 gram chicken, minced
- Mix all the ingredients except the flour and egg in a bowl and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes
- Roll chicken into balls about 1 tbsp each, then press down slightly, coat in flour, then coat in egg, then back to the flour again. Place coated nuggets on floured plate or n parchment paper.
- Heat oil and deep fry for 7minutes or till golden brown, taking care not to overcrowd the frying area.
- Drain on paper towels and serve hot.