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All Purpose Batter- Chicken Nuggets

When it comes to recipes, I think an all purpose batter is one of those staples that everyone should have. The prep work for this batter is a little extensive, but it is worth it; and, if your kids are anything like mine, they will love to get messy and help. With just a few tweaks in spices, this recipe can cover anything from chicken, to onions, to fried pastries. As an example, I will post instructions for chicken nuggets that have earned the label “puffy chicken” from my 3 year old, but I haven’t found anything yet that this batter doesn’t work for.

A light and airy batter that works within the confines of allergy restrictions? It can be done.

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Items you’ll need:

  • 3 cups gluten free 1:1 flour
    • plus extra to dredge chicken
  • 2 2/3 cup gluten free beer
  • equivalent of 4 eggs worth of egg substitute
    • any brand works fine
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 5 lbs chicken breasts
  • preferred spices
    • we use salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chipotle powder
  • preferred frying oil
    • peanut oil and coconut oil both work well
    • make sure you have enough to fry in whatever pan you are using

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Process:

(1) cut and trim chicken into bite sized pieces

(2) whisk together beer, flour substitute, egg substitute, and baking powder until a batter forms.  Because you are using gluten free flour substitute, you may have to add a little bit of extra beer or flour to get the right consistency- you are looking for the same consistency as a typical cake batter.

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(3) dredge chicken bites in flour

(4) dip in batter

(5) Heat oil until it sizzles

(6) drop chicken bites in oil and fry until golden brown

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Let cool and enjoy!

Onions work quite well in this batter as well

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