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Here's How You Can Recreate McDonald's BTS Meal At Home


Ili •  Jun 08, 2021


Two weeks ago, our writer - Cheng Sim, managed to get her hands on McDonald's BTS Meal. If you have yet to try it out yourself, you can head to the nearest outlet to buy it or make it yourself at home. That's right! Thanks to food and lifestyle blogger, Hajar Larbah, you can easily recreate the iconic BTS meal using her recipe below. Ingredients (serves 4)For the chicken:
  • 1.5poundschicken breast2 large breasts
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1/2teaspoonblack pepper
  • 2tablespoonscornstarch
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder

For the batter:

  • 3/4cupall purpose flour
  • 3/4cupcornstarch
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1/2teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1teaspoonpaprika
  • 1teaspoonchili powder
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder
  • 1/4teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1 1/2cupcold iced water
For the cajun sauce:
  • 1/2cupdijon mustard
  • 1teaspooncajun seasoning
  • 1/4cuphoney
  • dash of cayenneoptional
  • 1tablespoonwhite vinegar
  • 3tablespoonsmayonnaise
  • 1/4teaspoongarlic powder
  • 1/4teaspoononion powder
  • 1teaspoonchili powder
  • vegetable oil for frying
DirectionsStep 1: Make the cajun sauce
  • In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the cajun sauce and mix together. Taste as you go so you can adjust the flavours to your liking.
Step 2: Make the chicken nuggets
  • Wrap the chicken breasts in saran wrap or parchment paper and pound it using a rolling pin (or mallet) to tenderize.
  • Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add it to a food processor. Add salt, black pepper, cornstarch and garlic powder. Pulse until there are no more chunks of meat left.
  • Take a small bit of ground chicken and shape into a McNugget. Repeat this process until you've used up all the meat, then place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • Fill a pot with 3 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat at about 325-350°F (162°C-176°C)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  • Coat each nugget in the dry breading and shake off any excess.
  • Add the water and baking soda to the dry batter and whisk to create your wet tempura batter. The batter should be thin - you can add more water if needed.
  • Dip the breaded nuggets in the wet batter and then place in the hot oil. Make sure to not overcrowd them. Fry in batches until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to let any oil drain out and then serve warm with the cajun sauce.
With this recipe, you'll be able to enjoy the McDonald's BTS Meal anytime you want ? For more recipes, check these out: