Paired with our Polynesian Sauce -- my daughter says these Chick-fil-A Chicken nuggets are the best chicken nuggets ever!
2cupspeanut oil, for frying
1poundboneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
1cupall-purpose flour or gluten free flour
1teaspoonfine Kosher salt
1/2teaspoonground black pepper, more or less to taste
Heat peanut oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat to 350°F - about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together milk and egg for dredging. Add chicken and stir to coat.
In a gallon size zip top bag or large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, paprika, confectioners' sugar, salt and pepper. Add chicken to the bag and shake to coat. Let the chicken stand in the flour mixture for 1 to 2 minutes - or until you are ready to fry.
Add the chicken pieces into the skillet in batches being mindful not to over-crowd the pan. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Place cooled chicken pieces onto a sheet pan and individually freeze so they do not stick together. Transfer the frozen nuggets into a zip-top storage bag. Freeze up to 3 months.
OVEN: pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for about 10 minutes if thawed or about 15 minutes if frozen
AIR FRYER: Pre-heat air fryer at 350 degrees F. Air Fry for about 7-10 minutes or until heated through. Time can sometimes depend on the air fryer brand/model.