When I heard about a fast-food restaurant’s hot & spicy chicken nuggets, I first made these Spicy Chicken & Tofu Nuggets. I simply added spices to the Chicken & Tofu Nuggets to make them hot and spicy. I used Cayenne Pepper, but naturally you can use chilli of your choice.
About 20 nuggets
Chicken Mince 500g
Firm Tofu 400 to 500g
Garlic 1 clove *grated, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder is OK
Salt 1 teaspoon
White Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon *1/2 teaspoon is pretty HOT!
Oil to shallow fry *1cm deep would be enough
Break down and mash Tofu, add other ingredients and make it into paste texture.
*Note: If you use ‘Momen’ tofu or soft type tofu, you must press-drain them very well to remove water as much as possible.
Divide the mixture and make flat nuggets. Put some oil on your hands to work as the mixture is very sticky.
Heat Oil to around 180C and fry the nuggets for 5 minutes or until nicely browned. Drain oil well on paper towel.