baked chicken nuggets

Beachwood Camp- Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

I actually made these for the kids when they were making their salads on Wednesday. The kids loved them so I promised to post the recipe. My favorite comment of the day was when one of the girls came over to watch me making the nuggets- I was breaded them at the time. She was amazed and called out to a friend to come watch because I was using real chicken!!! I am not sure what surprised her about that but she later asked me if I make everything from scratch. I said I often did. Liked it better that way. Here is the recipe. It is very easy. The nuggets are baked, not fried.

 

Chicken Nuggets

1 egg

3 T. milk

1 t. dried parsley

1/2 t. paprika

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

1/4 t. garlic powder

1 lb. boneless chicken, cubed into 1-inch pieces

bread crumbs- about a cup

oil

Combine egg with milk and seasonings in a bowl and mix with a fork until smooth. Add the chicken to the egg mixture and stir to coat well. Using a fork remove the chicken pieces and drop in the breadcrumbs, rolling to coat evenly. Place breaded chicken pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little oil and place in a preheated 450 degree oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until juices run clear and chicken is cooked. Serve with barbecue sauce, sweet and sour sauce, honey  mustard or whatever dipping sauces you like. Serves 3-4.

To freeze for later use you can freeze raw or cooked- I prefer to freeze the nuggets raw and cook when needed. Place nuggets on a baking sheet and place in freezer until hard. Place in freezer container. When using frozen uncooked nuggets- bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.