I make my own chicken nuggets…. it’s healthier than store bought…. cheaper….. yummier…. all that stuff!
Mostly I’m just cheap…. and I love to make things in bulk and freeze it for a quick meal.
So when chicken goes on sale and I stock up…. one of the first things I make is a big bag of chicken nuggets.
My kids love them….. they are, in fact, the only chicken nuggets that my son will eat!
As we all know, I don’t measure much when it comes to cooking. I’m a little old fashioned….. I add a pinch of this, a couple of sprinkles of that…. so I did my best to jot it down last time I made them so that I could share.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
2 boneless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
1-2 cups dried breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 egg, beaten with a little water to thin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all of the dry ingredients.
Dunk chicken pieces into egg mixture, then into breadcrumb mixture.
For a thicker, crispier crust dunk and coat again. Spray non-stick spray on a large baking pan (I use coconut oil… which I LOVE… I could write an entire post on just why I love coconut oil)
Bake for 10 mins…. flip over and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
Again, these are GREAT for freezing….. just place in a freezer safe ziploc once cooled.
To reheat – put a few in the microwave for 40-45 seconds