Cheese chicken nuggets


*Chicken nuggets ingredients:

°1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (3 large)
°2 large eggs
°1/3 cup mayonnaise
°1/3 cup all-purpose flour, cornstarch, or gluten-free potato starch
°4 ounces mozzarella (1 1/3 cups grated)
°1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh dill
°1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
°1/8 teaspoon black pepper
°2 tablespoons very light olive oil, for frying (or any high-heat cooking oil)

*Ingredients for garlic aioli (optional)

°1/3 cup mayonnaise
°1 pressed garlic clove
°1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice
°1/4 teaspoon salt
°1/8 teaspoon black pepper

*How to make :

Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken into 1/3 thick pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Tip: If the chicken breasts are partially frozen, it will be easier to chop them up a bit.

In a mixing bowl, add remaining batter ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella, 1 1/2 tablespoons dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  8 teaspoons black pepper, or season to taste. Stir until well combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time. Flatten the top slightly with the back of a spatula and fry uncovered for 3-4 minutes on the first side, then flip and fry for 3 minutes on the second side or until the outside is golden brown and the chicken is cooked *repeat with the remaining donuts, add more oil as desired the need. 

To prepare aioli (if using), combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and blend until smooth.

Enjoy !