Made my own Chick-pea nuggets for the kids. I’ve had Vital Wheat Gluten for a while and wanted to play with it. I’ve been a little nervous, i mean – “meat” from “wheat”? Well, I found Lindsey’s recipe for Chick-pea nuggets and had all the ingredients on hand. I REALLY wish I waited for the kids to make them, they would have LOVED to make the dough. I used crushed tortilla chips for the ‘breading’ on these.
Yes- those are my hand-made nuggets! Meat-husband wouldn’t touch them. Lucky for him – he had a softball game and could get away without trying them. The kids and I had them for dinner and I got positive reviews from all. They DID need ketchup (or better BBQ sauce) as they were a little dry. I would add a touch more spices/flavors the next time so we don’t have to use so much ketchup. The texture was SPOT-ON. That was a little scary that there was no chicken. at. all. and they some-how resembled (very closely) processed chicken nuggets. Pretty obvious our “chicken” is really 99% filler anyway, might as well spend the 5 minutes to make these out of BEANS (and not mechanically separated chicken and parts). I’ll make these again FOR SURE, but will play with the seasoning to get them a little more flavorful.
Seriously fun to make.