Tex-Mex Chicken Nuggets

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Nutritional Information

Calories 303
Caloriesfromfat 73 %
Fat 24.5 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 12.8 g
Carbohydrate 7.5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 379 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup commercial green salsa
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup masa harina
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons club soda
1 egg, beaten
1 egg white
1/3 cup minced pickled jalapeno pepper
6 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
Vegetable oil


Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Combine masa harina, baking powder, salt, and chili powder; stir well. Combine milk, club soda, egg, and egg white; add mixture to dry ingredients, stirring well. Stir in jalapeno pepper.

Dip chicken pieces in batter, coating well. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream mixture.


Light and Luscious

January 1994
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