Chicken Nuggets with Chili Sauce Recipe

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These delicious bites, accompanied with a tasty dipping sauce, are loaded with flavor and texture—a spicy Southwestern version of the popular finger food.
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Ingredients
  • FOR SAUCE:
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cans (4 oz. each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin - ground
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • NUGGETS:
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons cumin - ground
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts - boneless, skinless; cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Container: 2 large skillets
Directions
PREP
25 mins
COOK
35 mins
READY IN
45 mins
FOR CHILI SAUCE:
  • In large skillet sauté onions in butter until tender. Stir in chili powder, cumin, garlic; stir to combine. Stir in chicken broth and chopped green chilies.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  • Add the brown sugar, orange juice, ketchup and lemon juice. Cook and stir over low heat for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Keep warm (on low).
FOR NUGGETS:
  • Combine cornmeal, cumin and chili powder in a large plastic resealable bag or bowl. Add chicken pieces; shake or stir to evenly coat.
  • Heat oil on medium high heat in skillet. Cook chicken pieces 6-8 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Serve with chili sauce.
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