Inexpensive, easy, and everyone loves ‘em.
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts – rinsed & patted dry
1 cup cornmeal
2 Tbsp. chili powder
4 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt (kosher is best)
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper (optional)
Oil for frying
Place oil in deep pan suitable for frying, about half-way up the sides, heat on medium high until one of the prepared nuggets sizzles when placed in oil.
Meanwhile, cut chicken into nugget-sized pieces, about 1/2 inch works well. In a large bag or bowl, combine all the rest of the ingredients and combine well. Dredge chicken pieces in cornmeal mixture then place in hot oil until golden browned and cooked thru, approximately 8-10 minutes. Drain then serve.
I was able to fry 2 batches at about 10 minutes each and they came out perfectly.