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Betty’s Batter-Dipped Fried Chicken Nuggets

Betty’s Batter-Dipped Fried Chicken Nuggets
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Betty demonstrates how to make Batter-Dipped Fried Chicken Nuggets. This recipe features a batter that can be used for deep-fried chicken, seafood, or vegetables!

Batter-Dipped Fried Chicken Nuggets

2 ½ pounds uncooked chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (I used 1 ¼ pounds of sliced chicken tenders, but there is enough batter to coat twice as much. You may also use this batter for chicken tenders or half-breasts.)
salt, to taste
freshly-ground black peppercorns, to taste
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
¼ cup lukewarm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
¾ cup water
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
peanut oil, enough to come up to 1 inch in a heavy pot

Cut uncooked chicken breast meat into 1-inch cubes. Salt, to taste. Grind fresh peppercorns over the top, to taste. Mix together, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so. Combine ¼ cup lukewarm water and 1 teaspoon active dry yeast in the container of an electric blender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add ¾ cup water, 1 well-beaten egg, 1 cup all-purpose flour, and ½ teaspoon salt. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour batter into a bowl. Dip chicken cubes into batter and deep fry in 1-inch peanut oil (350 degrees to 375 degrees F) until golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove the browned chicken nuggets to a platter covered with paper toweling to drain. Continue in batches until all chicken nuggets are cooked. Remove from paper toweling to a nice serving plate. These are terrific served with a sauce, such as Blazin' Hot Wing Sauce (from Betty's Kitchen). This batter makes about 2 cups, and you may use it for chicken, seafood, or vegetables. It's great! –Betty

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24 Responses to “Betty’s Batter-Dipped Fried Chicken Nuggets”

  1. Aldrian McCants says:

    Mrs.Betty these Chicken Nuggets look very delicious ….so delicious they
    kind of resemble those from Chic Fila but since they are homemade they have
    to be way better….My question is does the batter produce a crispy

  2. whizla1 says:

    it’s called double faced backsplash

  3. Rick Hager says:

    Great video, Betty.

  4. Poe Lemic says:

    Another great recipe from one of the world’s best cooks. Thanks for
    sharing. We plan to make these soon.

    • Betty's Kitchen says:

      You’re way too kind, Poe. I really appreciate the compliments, though. I
      hope you love the chicken nuggets! 🙂

  5. Mikey Ramirez says:

    they kind of look like McDonald’s nuggets

  6. chris lop says:

    thanks Betty.?

  7. WestSideNiggaz says:

    1:05 – holy crap I thought those were canned tomatoes at first lol 

  8. Simon West says:

    flour first before frying surely?????/


    that was just 1 egg .. holy molie x big eggs over there in the u.s. xx oh
    and sorry i had to laff when you were trying to pour in the first cup of
    water but it doesnt sort of fit in the blender 🙂 x thanks and a good vid
    though 🙂 thank you and take care 🙂 love from the u.k 🙂 x

  10. Nero Zashi says:

    1000th like ?

  11. ARCSTREAMS says:

    you should coat the pieces in flour before they go in the batter,makes the
    batter adhere to the pieces and fully coat them

  12. Nixy Pixels says:

    Thank you! That was awesome! You’re awesome! Love your cute accent too!

  13. CaliNights says:

    Where do I get one? I mean a wife like you. 

  14. Molly Ratio says:

    Thank you Betty! I just made these for my family and they were a big hit!
    You instructions regarding frying were very helpful since I’ve never deep
    fried before today. I will be adding this to the rotation occasionally.
    Great recipe.

  15. Jack Kucinski says:

    I loved the video but she kinda looks like Angela from the office. 

    • Poe Lemic says:

      Yes, I noticed that too and it made me smile. I sure loved it when Dwight
      and Angela
      fell into a relationship. Seemed like Dwight became human for a short
      period of time …

  16. Lianna Mah says:

    How important is the peanut oil? Can I use canola oil?

  17. Kyo Thomas says:

    Betty, I just love your channel. I always learn something new, but I also
    love your caring and encouraging demeanor. 

  18. 6771Randy says:

    LOL! That Buffalo wing sauce must have been pretty hot because Betty
    disappeared after her one and only bite!

    I prefer to make my wings or bites with a milder Crystal hot sauce. No need
    to fry my mouth.

  19. cheesestr4wz says:

    Having this tonight, Betty ! You make it look so easy and your technique of
    using the back burner is what I do too ! Love your videos ! Vickie

  20. Faysal Chraibi says:

    U r beautiful I like u