Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a productive week. Today was my cleaning day, so my fiance and I deep cleaned all morning and once it’s over it’s a pretty good feeling having a clean home! Can I get an amen?
So I had thawed some chicken and was wanting to remake the Chick-fil-A nuggets and the Chick-fil-A sauce. The plan to make this was Thursday night, I was going to fry the nuggets and all would be well. NOT. By my own foolishness I ended up burning my hand from HOT OIL.
Thankfully, it was ONLY this. It didn’t blister right away but boy, did it hurt. The worst pain I felt that day was after keeping it in cool water for maybe too long, I realized that at one point in my night I HAD to take it out to dry it and let my skin breath to start the healing process. Let me tell you….that was some of the worst pain I’ve felt in a while. After the initial shock of letting the burn start it’s toll of healing, about an hour later with some Ibuprofen, the pain lessened and I was able to sit still and not fidget or maybe even cry…..don’t judge me.
So today, I decided to tackle the beast again, I was going to try and fry some chicken nuggets, but I found out my fiance got rid of the oil I had saved. He claimed it was for my safety….
Instead of frying, I decided to go the other route, I baked them. I really was looking forward to them being fried, but I wasn’t disappointed at the end result of me baking them.
I cut up the pieces of chicken into small pieces, and put them in a bowl. In another bowl I used one egg, whisked it up, then poured it in the bowl of the chicken pieces. Got them fully covered, then put the pieces, in small groups, into a bag I had filled with flour and spices. I didn’t have any gallon bags, so I used sandwich bags which of course took a little longer. Before I put them in the oven, I sprayed olive oil over the top layer of all the nuggets to get that crisp coat once it was all done. Put the oven at 400 degrees, 20 minutes total, flip over half way through, spray again with oil at the 10 minute mark, then when the timer beeps you’ll get these beauties! Pretty tasty. BUT THE BEST PART is the dupe Chick-fil-A sauce I found a recipe on and tried it out.
LET ME TELL YOU, it was pretty darn close. It wasn’t as thick as the actual sauce, but the taste was spot on. My only thing that I liked about this idea was that with this recipe, you know EXACTLY what is in your sauce, verses the long list of small lettering on the small packaging telling us in the length of a paragraph what is in that sauce.
The ingredients shown are what is in the sauce. Mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, honey, and bbq sauce.
- 1/2 C Mayonnaise
- 2 t mustard
- 1 t lemon juice
- 2 Tb honey
- 1 Tb BBQ Sauce ( I wouldn’t recommend a honey BBQ just because you’re already using honey)
Whisk all these ingredients in a bowl, and wala! A pretty amazing dipping sauce for anything of your choosing! 😉 You’re welcome. Friends and family are sure to love this sauce come tomorrow.