Classic Chicken Nuggets

Ever had a drumstick chicken nugget?
Untitled design(37)Smart Chicken has created a new and innovative product – the boneless skinless drumstick! It has all the delicious dark meat flavor of a boneless skinless thigh, but at a better price point. Use like you would thighs in any recipe: like a fantastic curry, or the absolute best chicken nugget or boneless buffalo wings.

What You’ll Need
1 package boneless skinless Smart Chicken drumstick medallions, cut into 2-inch cubes
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 eggs
2 to 3 cups panko bread crumbs
Oil for frying (enough for a depth of 1 to 2 inches)

What To Do
In a large, high-sided skillet, heat oil to 350°F. Arrange 3 shallow bowls: The first with flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. To the second bowl, add the eggs and whisk. To the third bowl, add the panko. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, then coat in egg mixture, then thoroughly coat in bread crumbs. Transfer to hot oil and fry chicken until golden brown with an internal temperature of 165°F.

Post done in partnership with Smart Chicken.