(serving 4 people).
large boneless & skinless chicken breast
halves (more if they are smaller) cut into 5
pieces. Note: cut the thickest part sideways for the last 2 pieces.
cup cooking oil (vegetable oil).
large bag Hawkins Cheezies (or any other
crunchy type cheezies as Hawkins are only sold in Canada).
the cheezies in a large freezer bag & seal the bag. Using a rolling pin,
crunch/grind/roll until all the cheezies are
ground-up. Use your best judgment but you want no pieces left bigger
than Ό inch. Pour into a bowl with enough room to work without spilling over
the chicken pieces in a bowl with a little water just enough to get the
the eggs and milk in a bowl with enough room to work without spilling over the
sides and beat/mix well.
the flour in a bowl again with enough room to work without spilling over the
all the bowls of ingredients on the way to the frying pan like this: chicken
pieces, flour, eggs & milk and then cheezies.
at a time, dip/coat a piece of chicken in the flour then into the egg and
milk then into the ground-up cheezies (press down hard to make the big
pieces stick). Place nuggets onto a sheet of wax
paper or parchment paper. Tip: use one hand for wet dipping & other hand
for dry dipping.
the oil in a large frying pan and heat until hot not too hot or smoking
use your best judgment. Then turn it down to medium-low heat.
the nuggets in two batches; thickest pieces together first and then the thinner
pieces. There is no set time to cook these nuggets my best guess is about 5
minutes each side. Check the underside if its getting darker, its time
to flip-over. Once flipped over, check the underside and remover from the pan
when the nugget looks a little darker and is firm when pressed-down on with a
fork. The nuggets do cook fast, so be careful not
to burn them.
Have a plate standing by with a paper towel on it and a wire rack on top. Place the nuggets on the wire rack when done. If the done nuggets are placed directly on a paper towel, they may get soggy on the bottom.
After cooking; to be sure the nuggets are done, cut the thickest one open in the middle. If theres any pink colour cook the nuggets a little longer (couple of minutes) and check again. You can keep the cooked nuggets warm in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for a while.
Serve with mashed potatoes & gravy and corn enjoy!