orange pork rind chicken nuggets

Orange Pork Rind Chicken Nuggets


4 servings


  • for chicken nuggets:
  • 4 oz Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds, crushed
  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil, for frying

  • for sauce:
  • 2 cups orange marmalade
  • 12 oz BBQ sauce


1. Add the chicken pieces in a bowl with the buttermilk and salt. Stir to coat and set aside.

2. Crush the pork rinds into fine crumbs and place in a bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.

3. Coat the chicken pieces in a layer of crumbs, then quickly dunk in the beaten egg, then coat again in the crumbs. Lay them on a sheet pan and heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Fry the chicken in batches about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side, watch so they don’t become overly brown. Remove from skillet and drain them on a paper towel.

5. Mix marmalade and BBQ sauce to make orange sauce in a sauce pan over low heat for 2 minutes. Coat fried nuggets completely in warm orange sauce and serve immediately.

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