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5 from 1 vote

Freakin' Hot Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cheyenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 9 oz bag Julio's® Freakin Hot Corn Tortilla Chips, crushed
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil


  • Pour oil into a large cast iron pan, or frying pan, and turn heat to medium. Cut chicken into bite-size nuggets, set aside.
  • Using 3 different bowls, whisk flour and spices in one bowl. Whisk buttermilk and egg together in second bowl and crushed chips in third bowl. 
  • Add a few pieces of chicken at a time into the flour mixture then into the egg mixture and finally into the crushed chips mixture. Set on a plate until ready to fry. Continue until all the chicken has been coated.
  • Once the oil is hot, fry about 8 pieces at a time turning over once browned. Should be about 5-6 minutes total. Remove the nuggets and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Continue to cook the remaining nuggets until all are cooked. 
  • Serve with cool ranch dressing or dipping sauce of your choice. 
  • Caution: These are "Freakin Hot" but oooh so good. The Ranch dressing cools the heat a bit. The chips themselves are so hot but once crushed and fried, not as hot. Enjoy!


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg