Once upon a time, we used to have the most amazing fast-food chicken restaurant in our mall. But then one day, it vanished…never to be seen again. Anytime we go out of town, I always make it my mission to find said restaurant. It is sooooo good. And they like to use cows to advertise, which I think is cute.
And the recipe did not disappoint. These nuggets were delicious and so very reminiscent of my favorite nuggets of all time. They were certainly the best homemade chicken nuggets I’ve ever had!
We made one small change to the recipe, however. I saw in the comments that someone said they marinated the chicken in pickle juice. Yep, you read that right. Pickle juice. It sounds crazy, I know…but we decided to try it out. I just used half the juice in our jar of pickles and marinated it for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Then we drained the pickle juice, cut up the chicken in tiny pieces, and marinated it in a milk mixture for another 2 hours as the recipe calls for.
And my sweet husband volunteered to do the “frying”. He used to be the “fry guy” at a restaurant he worked at in high school. I don’t particularly like having grease splattered on my shirt, so I was happy to forego this responsibility.
These nuggets were oh-so-yummy. And tasted very much like my favorite chicken nuggets of all time!!!
Go on over here and check out the recipe! And I HIGHLY recommend the pickle juice marinade!
PS: I apologize for the poor photo quality. The lighting in our house was wonky and I couldn’t bring myself to use the flash…