Sorry I haven’t posted lately. I’ve certainly been eatingcooking a lot. It’s a result of all of the stress of exams and studying. I was ready to get back to campus, but less ready for studying. I don’t think I’m mentally prepared for actual class work. My days are filled with DIYs, studying, and dreams of an 8:00-5:00 desk job where I fool around on social media and get paid for it.
Unfortunately, I don’t have an 8:00-5:00. What I do have is a full class schedule with sneakily difficult exams. Woohoo…
Luckily, the best cure for stress is junk food. However, when it’s a Sunday night, and you’re cramming for an exam, and all you want is Chick-Fil-A but it’s closed, what is a girl to do? Make her own damn nuggets, that’s what.
CHICK-FIL-A STYLE CHICKEN NUGGETZ
1 chicken breast
¼ cup pickle juice
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. garlic pepper
1 cup flour
Oil for frying
First thing’s first, cube the chicken breast and put it in a Ziploc bag with the pickle juice. (I remember hearing somewhere that the secret to Chick-Fil-A nuggets is that they’re marinated in pickle juice.) I let my chicken marinate for a good part of the day, and the flavor really came through at the end.
While your chicken marinates, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne, pie spice, and garlic pepper in a small bowl. Then, add oil to a pan and let it start to heat up. I used about an inch of oil in the pan to make sure the chicken would fry evenly.
While the oil heats up, you can start to coat the chicken cubes in the flour and spice mixture. Try to make sure that each piece is evenly coated so they don’t stick together in the pan.
After each piece has been floured, add it to the oil and fry them until they are cooked through. I wish I had timed the cooking time when I made this recipe, but I forgot to. So, in all honesty, I have no idea how long it will take to cook.
After they are finished frying, enjoy the shit out of them. Seriously, they were the delicious, greasy, fatty chicken nuggets of a girl’s dreams.
I also paired them with some garlic and herb mashed potatoes. It was almost as good as waffle fries. Almost…
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.