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Turkey Nuggets (or Chicken)


"My mother found this recipe about 20 years ago. A great find! This is a great recipe for leftover turkey or chicken. You can even use tuna or salmon. My kids LOVE it, especially paired with leftover mashed potato cakes."
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30 m servings 225 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Stir water and baking powder together in a bowl (mixture should foam). Mix turkey, flour, egg, salt, and black pepper into water and baking powder. Form mixture into bite-size nuggets.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the nuggets in the hot vegetable oil until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes per side.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 8.3 g fat; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; 100 mg cholesterol; 250 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I tried this as written, did some baked and some with the outside dipped in panko. The panko added a much needed crunch to these.. The ones without the panko, even fried ones never got crunchy. ...

This recipe has potential, but it needs a lot of doctoring. It is very bland as written, much like eating plain shredded turkey. I think next time I'll try adding some onion and seasoning salt t...

amazing i made it with chicken and everyone loved it especially with sweet & sour sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!