Very Best Chicken Nuggets?

I used to shop at Costco but couldn't justify the cost of membership as we were buying less and less each time. However, they did sell the very best chicken nuggets, Premium brand I think, and I am struggling to find anywhere that sells these of the same quality.
They are proper portions of chicken, nugget sized, not chopped and shaped mush that seems to be all I can find in the major supermarkets.:(:(
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  • stephen77
    stephen77 Posts: 10,342
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    have you got the following

    1) deep fat fryer
    2) lard
    3) fresh diced chicken
    4) flour
    5) egg
    6) milk
    7) pepper

    If yes. You can not beat home made ones. Nuggets are much nicer on the 1st cook. Rather than heating up pre-fried nuggets you buy.
  • emmbrook
    emmbrook Posts: 186
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    I was going to say Costco..... I haven't found anything else to compare, sorry.
  • newbielou
    newbielou Posts: 43 Forumite
    Hi ive never tried costcos nuggets but the best ones ive found apart from homemade are farmfoods ones I think you can buy 4 bags for £10 and they are chicken breast pieces either in batter or breadcrumbs. They also sell chicken breast burgers in a hot and spicy coating where I make home assembled zinger burgers :D. My children prefer my handmade but for nights when we have to rush out for after school clubs these are ideal with salad and baked potato/wedges etc.
  • clarryd
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    stephen77 wrote: »
    have you got the following

    1) deep fat fryer
    2) lard
    3) fresh diced chicken
    4) flour
    5) egg
    6) milk
    7) pepper

    If yes. You can not beat home made ones. Nuggets are much nicer on the 1st cook. Rather than heating up pre-fried nuggets you buy.

    That is exactly what I was going to say, best type you can get and you know what is in them very easy to do and only take minutes👍
  • PasturesNew
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    You can oven-baked your own too - same recipe as deep frying, but you spread them out on an oven tray to bake. Although that doesn't help if you're talking about making 20 nuggets once every 3 months as there's still the arduous issue of all the mess you'll make and have to clear up .... easier to reach into a plastic bag in the freezer and bring out 4 every time you randomly want some :)

    Most/many people don't have deep fat fryers at home - for a huge variety of reasons..... fire safety have dissuaded people, it'd rarely be used, they're expensive and take up a lot of room. Not to mention "old fat management" - my mum used to tip our chip pan into a corner of the garden.

    Although, you can, just as well, shallow fry them in a frying pan.
  • stephen77
    stephen77 Posts: 10,342
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    You can oven-baked your own too - same recipe as deep frying, but you spread them out on an oven tray to bake. Although that doesn't help if you're talking about making 20 nuggets once every 3 months as there's still the arduous issue of all the mess you'll make and have to clear up .... easier to reach into a plastic bag in the freezer and bring out 4 every time you randomly want some :)

    Most/many people don't have deep fat fryers at home - for a huge variety of reasons..... fire safety have dissuaded people, it'd rarely be used, they're expensive and take up a lot of room. Not to mention "old fat management" - my mum used to tip our chip pan into a corner of the garden.

    Although, you can, just as well, shallow fry them in a frying pan.

    I would probably still shallow fry them 1st to set up the batter before finishing off in the oven.
  • kerri_gt
    kerri_gt Posts: 11,202
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    If cooked thoroughly, couldn't you cook s batch, freeze and then reheat when you need them?
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  • psi2244
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    Anyone got a recipe for this please? The oven baked ones.
  • PasturesNew
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    psi2244 wrote: »
    Anyone got a recipe for this please? The oven baked ones.

    Cubes/lumps/strips of chicken

    Then you need to coat them in something, at the simplest you're talking about breadcrumbs, but you could equally use semolina, cous cous or even Smash instant potato. And you need to make that stuff stick, so 3 bowls: flour, whisked egg, breadcrumbs.

    Dunk each bit of chicken along the bowls - twice for a good/thick coating.

    Spray with a bit of oil and spread out on a baking tray.

    Into the oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes, turning over half way.

    If you use instant potato, you don't need the flour, just egg and the potato powder (still dry, not made up). You can add additional flavours to that if you want (e.g. parmesan, or paprika, or lemony tasting stuff).

    That's the basic method, which you can then change depending on what you think of, what you've got, what you like.
  • sharond101
    sharond101 Posts: 833 Forumite
    Rice crispie chicken works well as nuggets too. Roll chicken pieces in mayonnaise then in crunched up rice crispies then bake at 180 fan for 15 minutes.
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