Skip to main content

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are something we don't have very often anymore so last week I decided to make my own. My hubby had made them before, but this was my first attempt and it was easier than I anticipated.
I diced up boneless, skinless chicken breast and then prepared the coating. We have these plastic shallow plates that are perfect for dipping so I dug them out. I combined 1 egg with 1/4 cup of milk to dip the chicken in first and then thawed some frozen breadcrumbs and added Italiano Seasoning and parsley and just a pinch of salt for the coating. I followed the advise I hear on cooking shows so often and used one hand for wet dipping and the other hand for dry. I successfully dipped the chicken in both wet and dry ingredients without getting my hand all messy and clumpy. Woo hoo!

I baked the nuggets in the oven on 375 for approx. 30 minutes and they turned great. I remember when I first decided that I would make nuggets I immediately thought 'Shake n Bake' which would've been good, I'm sure. But by making it from scratch I was able to control the sodium. The breadcrumbs that I used we had made ourselves with stale bread and bits and pieces & crusts left over from Christian sandwiches for his lunch box. We toss it all into a bag and then we use our Wolfgang Puck Immersion Blender to crumb it all up into bread crumbs and then freeze them. This particular batch was white bread. I am curious to find out how the whole wheat breadcrumbs will turn out on the nuggets next time.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Banna-Nutella Tortilla Wrap

While standing in the grocery store line last week I was flipping through a cooking magazine and came across this idea.  I thought it was the perfect after school surprise for Christian.

First I spread the nutella on a tortilla.

Then I put a peeled banana on it.

Rolled it up...

...and it was ready to eat.

Christian shared it with his little brother and they both gobbled it up.  A little messy... for Alexander especially, but worth it.

Aztec Blend

I was at the Bulk Barn last week and decided to try out one of their rice blends. It is Aztec Blend #1656. It includes colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, and amaranth. I had no idea what some of those ingredients were but figured anything's worth a try, right? When I got home I looked up colusari rice & amaranth. Colusari rice is a burgundy-colored chewy rice that has a light nutty-popcorn-like flavor and amaranth is actually an herb.

It was very simple to prepare & actually pretty good. The peas were a little crunchy which added nice texture. I was surprised that both kids really liked it.

My Pinterest Inspired Asian Meal

This is a meal that we had last week that was entirely planned using Pinterest.  Thoe of you who know me well are well aware of my addiction to Pinterest.  Yes, addiction.  It has even been said that I need a Pin-tervention.  :)   I cannot help it though, I not only enjoy looking for recipe this way, but I have found it very helpful in meal planning.  I now even have weekly menu boards created on Pinterest to organize my weekly meal plans.  It has become a great tool.  So I guess you could say that this meal, in a small way, does prove that I actually do make recipes that I find on there. :)   Anyway, I was in the mood for a different kind of bbq meal so I choose to make Asian Grilled Drumsticks, Asian Cabbage Mango Slaw, Tricolor Thai Salad with Zucchini & Yellow Squash, and plain white rice.   Early in the day I put the salads together and because there were so many vegetables it involved a bit of prep work.  Plus l thought it would be a good idea to get the vegetables maridnad…