Crunchy Chicken Nuggets with Green Onion Honey Dip

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 24 nuggets
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Ingredients

1 cup crunchy corn cereal (recommended: Cap'n Crunch)

1 cup crispy rice cereal (recommended: Rice Krispies)

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

12 chicken tenders, halved

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 cups canola oil

Green Onion Honey Dip, recipe follows

Green Onion Honey Dip:

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Put the 2 cereals into a gallon-sized bag and seal. Place on a flat surface and, using a rolling pin, crush the cereal until it's still slightly chunky. Pour into a medium sized bowl and add the flour, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  2. Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten eggs, 1 at a time, and transfer to the breading mix. Coat well and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the oil into a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Test the oil by dropping a bread cube in; if it browns within 1 minute the oil is ready. Drop the chicken nuggets into the hot oil, 4 pieces at a time, and cook 2 minutes, or until the breading is golden and the chicken is cooked through. Repeat with the remaining chicken nuggets. Keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve.

Green Onion Honey Dip:

  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.