Chicken Mac (couldn't resist) Nuggets

Chicken Mac (couldn't resist) Nuggets

1 pound chicken breasts, tenders or thigh meat
2 large eggs
2 cups macadamia nut flour (approx. 150-175 grams)
1 1/2 tsp sea salt (we use a red variety from Hawaii. Table salt may be saltier so adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp herbs of choice (we like basil and parsley. You might also try marjoram, oregano, thyme...)
oil for frying

Crack eggs into a small bowl and beat slightly

Mix together nut flour, salt and herbs in a medium bowl

Pat chicken dry and cut into bite-sized pieces

Coat chicken pieces in beaten egg, and allow excess to drip off. Place egg-coated pieces into nut mixture and coat thoroughly. Place on a plate while oil heats.

Add about 1/4 inch of oil to a heavy frying pan and heat to medium or medium-high, depending on your stove.

Fry coated pieces, probably in two batches, for a few minutes on each side or until golden and toasted.

Remove cooked pieces to a clean, towel-lined plate and cook second batch.

Notes: In every past attempt, the tasty coatings I created always either fell off when I flipped the pieces or burned in the bottom of the pan. This time, I used a slotted spoon and a chopstick, rather than tongs or a spatula, to flip the pieces and they turned out beautifully. Also, the second batch will cook more quickly than the first, so be ready!

From: CaliMac Nut Company []
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