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Chicken nuggets

A chicken nugget is either whole or composed from a paste of finely minced chicken or chicken skin, which is then coated in batter or breadcrumbs before being cooked. Fast-food restaurants typically deep-fry their nuggets in oil. Oven baking is the usual method of preparation at home. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 231 KB) Chicken pieces File links The following pages link to this file: Chicken Chicken nugget ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 231 KB) Chicken pieces File links The following pages link to this file: Chicken Chicken nugget ... Batter is a thick or thin liquid mixture, usually based on flour, water or milk, and egg. ... Breadcrumbs or bread crumbs are small particles of dry or very dry bread, which are used for breading foods, topping casseroles, stuffing poultry, thickening stews, and adding inexpensive bulk to meatloaves and similar dishes. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... A Deep-fried Twinkie Deep-frying is a cooking method whereby food is submerged in hot oil or fat. ... Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on Baking Baking is the technique of prolonged cooking of food by dry heat acting by conduction, and not by radiation, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. ...


The chicken nugget was invented in the 1950s by Robert C. Baker, a food science professor at Cornell University, and published as unpatented academic work. [citation needed] Dr. Baker's innovations made it possible to form chicken nuggets in any shape. McDonald's is often falsely credited with the invention of the chicken nugget. However, its recipe for Chicken McNuggets was created in 1979 and the product was sold beginning in 1983. Robert C. Baker (December 29, 1921 - March 13, 2006), was the inventor of the chicken nugget, and a member of the American Poultry Hall of Fame // Education Bachelors in Pomology Degree from Cornell University in 1943. ... Food science is a discipline concerned with all technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting or slaughtering, and ending with its cooking and consumption. ... Cornell redirects here. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Chicken McNuggets (introduced in June 1983) are a fast food product offered by the restaurant chain McDonalds. ...


Composition

Chicken nuggets are often made using a high proportion of chicken skin. This is because without the skin the consistency would not be sticky enough for the nuggets to hold together. Food labelling law dictates that skin used to make the nugget need not be distinguished from the muscle consumers normally think of when they hear the word "meat". The remainder of the nugget is most likely to be made up of mechanically separated meat, with some processing additives such as anti-foaming agents (usually polydimethylsiloxane). The meat of the nugget may also be composed of reconstituted meat slurry. [1] [2] A sealed pack of diced pork from Tesco. ... Mechanically separated meat (MSM), also known as mechanically recovered meat (MRM) is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. ... An antifoaming agent is a food ingredient intended to curb effusion or effervescence in preparation or serving. ... Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is the most widely used silicon-based organic polymer, and is particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties. ... A meat slurry, or emulsified meat, is a liquefied meat product that contains less fats, pigments and myoglobin than unprocessed dark meats. ...


See also

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Chicken nuggets

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... A plate of chicken fingers and french fries Chicken Fingers (also called Chicken Tenders or Chicken Strips) are a style of fried chicken that do not include any bones or skin. ... Chicken McNuggets are one of the most popular trademark items of the McDonalds resturaunt chain. ... Chicken Fries are a fast-food item available at Burger King. ...

References

  1. ^ Hamlet: the Untold Tragedy. Organica News (1995). Retrieved on 2007-01-29.
  2. ^ Jonsson, Patrik. "Lessons from a factory fire", The Christian Science Monitor, 2003-02-03. Retrieved on 2007-01-30. 

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