I was looking for ways to spice up traditional chicken nuggets and came up with this recipe. The chips add a crunchy texture and flavor while the meat is tender on the inside.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 1 cup sweet potato chips
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
- In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°. Place chips, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and baking powder in a food processor; pulse until ground. Transfer to a shallow dish.
- Mix cornstarch and remaining salt; toss with chicken. Toss with potato chip mixture, pressing gently to coat.
- Fry nuggets, a few at a time, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato-Crusted Chicken Nuggets in Simple & Delicious February/March 2018