Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dips (Paula Deen)

Now, be honest...

And tell me if you are super-health conscious...

... and you don't eat chicken nuggets, potato chips, honey or dips...

I can see your eyes rolling...

I believe... no matter how mindful we are with our health and the food that we eat, I'm sure everyone has a particular soft spot for something either sweet, smooth, oily, crispy, crunchy, gooey, sticky, salty or MSG-loaded food. Yes that I am a potato chips girl... My husband is a potato chips man and that's why we have a potato chips boy... LOL!

This is an interesting chicken nuggets recipe by Paula Deen. These chicken nuggets that were baked with potato chips!

Potato chips!!! YAY!!! My son and I were having lots of fun baking and enjoying these! At least, there is one consolation ... These chicken nuggets are baked, not fried! ... LOL!

chicken nuggets honey mustard dip Paula Deen
Chicken nuggets with honey mustard dips
We have tried baking the nuggets with different chips and reckon that sour cream and chives are the best!
My potato-chips bashing son... I wonder if he loves or hates these chips...
Making the nuggets is super easy.
For a more healthful option, I have used oil instead of butter.
These nuggets are perfectly delicious!
Th ingredients that I need to make the honey mustard dip.

Hope that I'm not torturing you with this series of nugget-munching pictures.... I just want to illustrate how much we enjoy eating these chicken nuggets...

chicken nugget honey mustard dip Paula Deen
A generous dip in creamy honey mustard...
Munch! ... hmmm... Very nice!
Opsie! I really need a double dip!!! :p

Here's the recipe from Food Network or here
(with my modification in blue)

Serves 12
(as entree or finger foods? Not really for us! Maybe 4-6, I reckon)
2 cups crushed sour-cream-and-onion-flavored potato chips
(I used one large pack which is 175g)
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
6 chicken breast fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
(I reckon the fillets used in this recipe should be quite small as 6 chicken breasts sold in our market weighs 2kg! I would recommend using about 500g for this recipe)
1/3 cup butter, melted
(I used rice bran oil instead)
Honey mustard, recipe follows

Preheat the oven to 350°F or 160°C fan forced.

Spread the crushed potato chips in a shallow dish. Beat together the egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken cubes into the egg mixture and then dredge them in the chips. Place the chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter (or oil). Bake for 15 to 18 mins (I baked mine for 20 mins), or until golden brown. The chicken nuggets can be frozen after baking. Serve with your favorite sauce, such as honey mustard or ranch dressing

Honey mustard

Yields 1 1/4 cups
3/4 cup mayonnaise
(I used the Japanese Kewpie ones)
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice or juice from 1/2 lemon
Horseradish, to taste
(I didn't add this)
2 tbsp orange juice (more or less as needed)
(I didn't add this)

Combine all ingredients except orange juice; stir well. Thin to pouring consistency for dressing or dipping consistency for dips with orange juice. Cover and chill for 2 or 3 hrs.

Happy Baking
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  1. They look great. I would have thought you also needed to dip them in flour to make the chips stick. Very appetizing, and much better than fried.

  2. I have to read this first.. Nuggets with honey mustard sauce, gawd, tell me, who doesn't like?
    Oh, all the while I thought honey mustard means honey+mustard, thanks for sharing this recipe, I love honey mustard sauce.. They have this fried chicken crispers with honey mustard sauce in Chilis, and also fried mushrooms with honey mustard sauce in Tony Roma's also.. Both my favourite becoz of the honey mustard..
    I love this post, I read 3x already!

  3. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!! I am always looking for more chicken recipes!

  4. Zoe, you are torturing me hah! hah! I must, must, bake these chicken nuggets and like Princess Ribbon, I enjoy the Honey Mustard dip at Chillis a lot! Now with the recipe you shared I can make it at home. Bookmarked!

  5. The chicken looked so moist!!! Did the chicken stay crunchy for quite a while? I would love to make these and am wondering if I can make ahead and still have crispy chicken!

    1. Hi Diana,

      I'm not sure if the nuggets will stay crunchy when you baked and consumed them in Singapore. Due to our drier humidity, the nuggets was crunchy throughout our entire dinner. In fact, I have made extra portions to freeze and the nuggets were crunchy too when I re-heated them in the oven. I would say... Have a go and see how it is :D


  6. Hi Zoe , you can't miss with this nugget dish and it's also baked . Oh my goodness !!! open the door wide , on my way with plate in hand . Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Looks like your son has lots of fun making those nuggets, hope he gets well soon and be able to help in the kitchen again. I'm sure those nuggets are much healthier than the processed one you get from the frozen section in the supermarket! I make some before using corn flakes, quite a sticky jobs but get some tasty result.

  8. These are gorgeous! I've seen a recipe that uses dorito chips for the crumbs for a fried chicken cutlet. I'm so ready to try that and something like this! Instead of the normal breadcrumbs! Looks damn good and much better than processed chicken meat and parts for normal nuggets!

  9. Oh, potato chip coating! Yes, please!

  10. how unreal!! baked chicken nugget !!! you are so spot on on everything.. i love chips! i love nuggets! i love fries! super carb loaded or what? thanks for this fantabulous recipe

  11. Boy, never thought of eating potato crisps this way. Looks so yummy!

  12. I hope you & your son can be fully recover soon. We are experiencing some crazy winds since yesterday & temperature drops for a few more degree celsius. Using potato chips as crumbs is so clever. I'm having sorethroat now, so I can only appreciate this dish now.

  13. Hey Zoe, didn't know you could use potato chips to coat chicken this way and these nuggets look so inviting and appetising! Wishing you and your boy a speedy recovery from the flu bug!

  14. wow I can already imagine this will taste yummy. Bookmarking.

  15. Hi Zoe,
    Wow, I feel like a kid again if served with this! Haha! Looks so good! I could finish the whole plate myself! Yum! Yum!

  16. Hi Zoe, I love this chicken nuggets that are baked not deep fry. Yummy!
    Sorry that I'm quite busy this month as it is school holidays. Don't think I still got the time to join CLAS but I definitely want to bookmark this recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

  17. I hope your son feels better soon. Those lingering coughs are the worst. We had them during our winter too.

  18. I wonder how you and your son are doing lately? Feeling better I hope. It's fun to see the photos of smashing potato chips, very cute! I actually love the idea of potato chips as coating. The dipping sauce looks really good too.

    I dream of making Magic Custard Cake but the week zoomed by I hope I have a chance this week.

  19. Oh my, these nuggets look super crispy! And nothing can go wrong with Paula's recipe! Even though this may not be very healthy, eating these once a while is absolutely ok in my book. :)

  20. Dip & munch ! Dip & munch with honey mustard... yummy!