Here's supper... Homemade Sautéed Chicken Nuggets w/Smoky Bourbon BBQ Sauce



This will bring your family to the dinner table quickly,
Sautéed Chicken Nuggets!



You can call them fingers, you can call them strips, you can call them tenders or nuggets…

It makes no difference ~ these little handheld chicken gems are way up there in my list of deliciousness!  



There’s nothing humdrum about them, particularly if you serve them with a favorite sauce.

They’re easy peasy, simple and good, nuf’ said!

I have a feeling you’ll be cooking this a lot, because…

they’re a culinary wonder ~ simply delicious!


Homemade Sautéed Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients:

1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
1-2 tablespoons cooking oil, or butter
Smoky Bourbon BBQ sauce, for dipping (recipe below)

Method:

Cut chicken into 1½” chunks and set aside.
Beat egg in a shallow bowl.
Place flour and seasonings in another shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag, combining well.
Dip the chicken nuggets into beaten egg.
Dredge chicken in flour.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
Add chicken, cook about 10 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink.
Serves 4



Smokey Bourbon BBQ sauce 

Ingredients: 

1 cup bourbon
½ cup water
¼ cup brown sugar 
1½ cups ketchup
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons molasses
⅛ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon liquid smoke
Dash hot sauce

Method:

In a large saucepan, bring bourbon to a boil, simmer for 7 minutes, most of it will evaporate.
Add remaining ingredients, heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until it is of a smooth and thick consistency.
Makes 2 cups
This is great for grilled chicken and ribs too!



Enjoy!




38 comments:

  1. Pam, Simple and among my favorite things too! Make a Po Boy or a nice chicken taco with them...or like you said, just eat them with your fingers... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. You got it, Dave! Po Boy would be great! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Oh Pam, the sound of this BBQ sauce is to die for...smoky, Bourbon...yum! I need to try this recipe!
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! It's a delicious BBQ sauce, good flavors. You have a wonderful week also! Take care

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  3. I must try your bbq sauce! This looks so crunchy and delicious.

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    1. It is, Angie! Thanks! Hope you're week is off with a great start!

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  4. Chicken nuggets are a favorite dish both with children and adults. They're simple to prepare, quick to cook, and tasty to eat. The dipping sauce suggested by you (Bourbon BBQ sauce) sounds super delicious. Its ingredients are the best one could think of.
    And as usual, your pictures say it all.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! We liked it all! The nuggets are always a hit with kids, easy to eat and they like to dip them in a sauce. Here's wishing you a great week!

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  5. These would make awesome appetizers at a get together. Adults and children love them. Also, homemade bbq sauce rocks.

    Velva

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    1. You're right, Velva! Hadn't really thought of that. The sauce rocks big time! Thanks!

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  6. Now that sounds like a very tasty meal…super good sauce and crispy chicken.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! It is! And easy too. Take care

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  7. Now if I can only get some bourbon...... I even have the liquid smoke as we brought some back last year when we were on holiday. Sounds just delicious. Have a great week Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Bourbon is great in BBQ sauces, plus you can get a little nip when making it. ☺ Hope you find some! Have a great rest of the week!

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  8. What would you suggest in place of the bourbon?

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    1. Hi Ivy! Not sure about that, maybe mixture of a little water and orange or pineapple juice or just a teaspoon of vanilla.

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  9. Bourbon? 'Nuff said. :-) This looks great -- lotta fun flavors going on here. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, John! Bourbon works for great flavor in this. Take care

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  10. Well you had me at Chicken then I saw Bourbon.
    These sound really yummy!

    M : )

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    1. Ha! It's great with grilled meat, Melinda! Thanks!

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  11. Perfect for summer, Pam! Yum!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! So happy summer is on its way!

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  12. Better chicken that fish nuggets that's for sure :)

    I think you're off on the sauce though- it should have stopped at the half cup of Jim Beam.

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    1. Hi Son! You've got that right! :)
      But you're wrong about the JB!
      Good job with your flowers and all, very pretty!

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  13. homemade is the best nothing compares these look perfect

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! I think so too!

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  14. No comparisson with mcDs, these are hands down winners. I LOVE bourbon and LOVe a reciep to use liquid smoke in.

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! These were really good, and the sauce made them even better. :)

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  15. I would love those nuggets with BBQ sauce, but I would also love them with a squeeze of lemon juice or with mayo or ..... love them!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! I never considered lemon juice w mayo but will try it next time, sounds good! Take care

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  16. Look wonderful and delicious Pam!! xoxo

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thanks! Chicken is so versatile and great in so many ways. Hugs

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  17. I usually bake my nuggets, but I'm going to try your method next time. The addition of cayenne sounds wonderful, too!!

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    1. They were great, Liz! We are hooked on them and I use as little oil in the skillet as possible. Thanks for the visit!

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  18. How good do these look! Great job Pam. I have never made barbecue sauce so I will have to bear this in mind.

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  19. This is definitely something my son would appreciate! These nuggets look delicious plus they are homemade!

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  20. Dear Pam, These are delicious! Especially with the dipping sauce. xo Catherine

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  21. i call them chickie nugs and i love your straightforward recipe! the sauce sounds absolutely amazing too!

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