The kiddos love their nuggets, don't they?
But what the processed nuggets are made of these days? Well, I can't bring myself to serve them at my table anymore. I stopped buying them months ago.
(Not that we don't run through chik-fil-a now and then.)
(The movie Food Inc and this video always remind me why I don't buy them at the grocery.)
SO, I found a good recipe and started making my own. It is super easy. Here are the details...
You will need:
- 16oz of skinless chicken breasts cut into small, bite sized pieces
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 6 tablespoons of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs - I buy whole wheat when I can find them.
- 2 tablespoons Panko
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesean cheese
- Spray Olive Oil
The nice thing is you can add more or less flavoring, or mix in what you think sounds good.
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, Panko and Parmesan cheese in another. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.
Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.
That's it! It really is a quick meal if you have thawed chicken ready to use.
They store well in the fridge, and I am going to investigate how they can be properly frozen - cause how convenient would that be!?
I promise you will not be let down, our kiddos loved them!!