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

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Ili  •  Jun 08, 2021

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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:
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast 2 large breasts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the batter:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup cold iced water
For the cajun sauce:
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • dash of cayenne optional
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • vegetable oil for frying
Directions Step 1: Make the cajun sauce
  • In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the cajun sauce and mix together. Taste asyou 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 notovercrowd 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: