Dairy Free Entrees

Crispy Chicken Nuggets – With Tangy BBQ Sauce

Crispy Chicken Nuggets are a big hit around here.  But they don’t like the ones you buy at the store.  Which is great actually because I hate buying them.

There is just something so satisfying about having homemade chicken nuggets!  Not full of fillers, or other junk, and the taste is a hundred times better when you make them from scratch!  This recipe, is SO simple.  It’s a bit of a process, but not terribly long, and the recipe is so easy it can be thrown together in minutes!  The tangy sauce is the perfect addition to these crispy nuggets.
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2 sleeves of ritz crackers crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken cut into 1-inch pieces
BBQ Sauce:
15 ounces of tomato sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2/3 cup honey
Oil for frying
½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper


Mix together the crushed crackers, salt and pepper in shallow bowl.  Pour milk into separate shallow bowl.  Place 4-5 nuggets in milk, and then coat in crushed cracker mixture.  Deep fry at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.  Remove and place on paper towel.  Repeat until you have finished all the chicken.
For the BBQ sauce, mix all ingredients together in medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes (while you are frying your chicken).  Can be served with the nuggets warm, or allow to cool first.
Download and print recipe for later here

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