ans of fried chicken rejoice! We have a no-oil recipe that upholds the crunch and juiciness of traditional fried chicken. Also, (if it matters to you) it's super low-carb, but feel free to pair it up with a nutrient-dense carb of your choice. We tried this out first with chicken thighs, then had a light bulb moment and thought, "what it we used the breading to make homemade DINO NUGGETS!!?" 🤯 🦖
The breading is made from 4505 Pork Rinds, which is a delicious BBQ spot in San Francisco, but the bags can be bought at Whole Foods or at Costco if you're trying to stock up. If you don't eat pork, I've seen various vegan pork rind options in the chip aisle, so you can experiment and let me know how it turns out!
You're going to need an oven-friendly wire rack so that it can be crispy all-around. If you don't have one, I would suggest making the investment because you'll want to make this recipe multiple times! Also, you can use it for baking cookies! Double-whammy!
Dino Nuggets Variation
The Dino Nugget variation does take a little more work, but the cooking time is cut by half, so if you have some dinosaur cookie cutter lying around, why not?!
Ultimately, we found the breading to be super versatile, so you can even play around with chicken tenders, "fried" shrimp, etc...the world is your oyster! Oh! Try it with oysters!! Enjoy!