October 10, 2014

Chicken Nuggets

When I was little I'd look forward to the days grandma picked me up from school.  Why?  Well of coarse anytime spent with grandma is special!  But grandma always seemed to find a Wendy's or McDonald's on the way home.  She liked to call it "her special treat." Fine by me!  What 10 year old wouldn't eat chicken nuggets everyday!?  Unfortunately they aren't the best things for you...

I still love chicken nuggets...well my homemade chicken nuggets. Yes, after I learned just how bad those "tender, juicy McNuggets" actually were (and the fact that they may not be 100% meat) I quit ordering fast food chicken nuggets. 

Then I saw Mr. Food's recipe for Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets. Yes! A homemade chicken nugget recipe!  I printed it off and gave it a try.  

It was really good...but of course I had to make some adjustments. Instead of buttermilk I like to dip the chicken in egg.  I think it sticks better.  And if you want some real breading, dip it twice!  I'm not a huge spicy person, so I left out the red pepper.  Feel free to add or leave out whatever spices you'd like. Sometimes I even add parmesan cheese. (delicious!)

Chicken Nuggets

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Cut chicken into nuggets, strips, or tenders.
Dip in egg then breadcrumbs, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes or until no loner pink.

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1 comment:

  1. Made these for the grandkids and they loved getting to dip and roll the chicken pieces. It was like they were eating their own creations.