Battered Chicken Nuggets with Anchovy Mayo

AuthorKathleen GloverCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Upgrade your regular chicken nuggets with a tasty airy batter. Paired with an easy anchovy mayo, Battered Chicken Nuggets are elevated to the next level.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients:
For the chicken nuggets:
 1 ½ cups semolina flour (Additional ~1/3 cup semolina flour needed for dredging)
 ¾ cup tapioca flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 ⅓ cups sparkling water
 4 chicken breasts, cut into nugget-sized pieces
 vegetable oil
 salt
 pepper
For the mayo:
 1 cup mayonnaise
 1 tbsp smoked paprika
 4 anchovy fillets

Directions:
1

In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup semolina flour, tapioca flour, baking soda. Whisk until combined.

2

Whisk in the sparkling water until a loose batter forms.

3

Heat a pan of oil until the oil reaches 350°F.

4

Add 1/4 cup of the semolina flour in a small bowl. Dip each chicken nugget in the flour and then dip them into the batter.

5

Working in batches, fry the nuggets for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. They will float when they are ready.

6

Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

7

For the mayo, blend together the mayonnaise, anchovy fillets, and smoked paprika into a smooth paste in a food processor.

8

Serve hot and with the anchovy mayo or any other favorite dip.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
For the chicken nuggets:
 1 ½ cups semolina flour (Additional ~1/3 cup semolina flour needed for dredging)
 ¾ cup tapioca flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 ⅓ cups sparkling water
 4 chicken breasts, cut into nugget-sized pieces
 vegetable oil
 salt
 pepper
For the mayo:
 1 cup mayonnaise
 1 tbsp smoked paprika
 4 anchovy fillets

Directions

Directions:
1

In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup semolina flour, tapioca flour, baking soda. Whisk until combined.

2

Whisk in the sparkling water until a loose batter forms.

3

Heat a pan of oil until the oil reaches 350°F.

4

Add 1/4 cup of the semolina flour in a small bowl. Dip each chicken nugget in the flour and then dip them into the batter.

5

Working in batches, fry the nuggets for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. They will float when they are ready.

6

Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

7

For the mayo, blend together the mayonnaise, anchovy fillets, and smoked paprika into a smooth paste in a food processor.

8

Serve hot and with the anchovy mayo or any other favorite dip.

Battered Chicken Nuggets with Anchovy Mayo

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