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Tex-Mex Chicken Nuggets

Yield 15 appetizer servings.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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