There is nothing more than loving the one fast food place your mother actually allows you to eat & then having to go Gluten-Free. My children have no problem in ordering the grilled chick nuggets, but seriously can you resist those fried nuggets being a kid? I’m an adult and those things have a certain ‘something’ to ‘em. Even if you only take just one out of your child’s ”kids meal”- c’mon you know you do!
Between Pinterest and Google, there are many recipes out there to choose from & a plethora of different reviews. So, I chose two separate recipes printed them out, then went to Chick fil a. My excuse was to get the kids an ‘icecream’. After all, the school did just start back so lucky for them a treat was on their horizon.
I thoroughly read their list of ingredients & compared notes to the recipes I had printed. In the end, one recipe I pulled was just too far fetched for me to be convinced. The recipe I based mine off of was found on the Six Sisters’ Stuff blog. I of course had to adapt this recipe to suit my kid’s gluten issues.
I have to say, I was impressed by the flavor so much so that I ate one, two waits maybe three?! Hehe as for my son, he devoured them & asked for more!
1 large egg
1 c. lactose-free milk (any would do)
3/4 c. Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (Arrowhead Mills)
1 lb chicken tenderloins cut into chunks
1 1/4 tsp Truvia (or 1 tbsp org. powdered sugar/succinct/reg.)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp. paprika
splash of pickle juice
You will need:
Fryer or deep Skillet
Canola Oil (I use Spectrum) & Chick fil uses Peanut Oil
Whisk egg, 1/2 tsp paprika & milk together in a large bowl.
Place your chunks of chicken into the milk bath for 30-45 min
Using a dry whisk, mix your flour, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika all together until thoroughly combined
Dump your dry ingredients into a paper bag (or plastic)
Take your chicken out of the fridge & add a splash of pickle juice
Turn on your Fryer & heat Canola Oil to 350 or heat in a deep pan to med/high (it’s always beneficial to use a thermometer when frying b/c temperatures will change as you add & remove the chicken pcs.
5-7 pcs. at a time & place in your paper bag. Close then shake, making sure they are well coated. (Mom’s kids love this part, just make sure it’s closed!)
Place in the oil & fry until pcs. are just past golden brown.
Pull from the oil & drain them on a paper-lined plate (paper grocery bags work perfectly for frying)
Do the same for the remaining chicken, serve with sauce of your choice. (I whipped up a quick Honey BBQ. Still searching for a Gluten-Free version of the Polynesian Sauce)
Serve with the classic french fry. Enjoy:)