Saturday, March 23, 2013

Recipe: Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

I have been away for a little bit but I am back again and I wanted to share our favorite homemade baked chicken nuggets that will appease to even the pickiest toddler on the block.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1 Pack of ground chicken
1 Handful of 5 min Oats also known as old fashioned oats (1/4 cup)
1 tbsp of egg whites
Bread crumbs or you could use almond flour for something healthier
pinch of onion powder
pinch of salt (I use Himalayan Sea salt)
pinch of garlic powder
pinch celery salt
pinch of dried parsley that's been crushed finely

Preheat your oven at 375 (May vary with some ovens).

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the breadcrumbs (almond flour optional instead), on a large plate place the breadcrumbs or almond flour ready for coating your nugget mix.

With a little scoop, or a spoon, scoop some of the mixture on the breadcrumb plate.  Roll to cover it and flatten and shape into a nugget, repeat until all the mixture is gone.

Once you have done that you can get a cookie sheet, lay some parchment paper, place the nuggets  on the paper and bake for 15 mins. (I find that I like a little bit of coconut or olive oil drizzled on mine before I put them to bake, they come out more golden, crispy and moist inside that way, but you can skip that if you want)

Serve with some yummy baked sweet potato fries and some bbq sauce or krazy ketchup.

I hope you and your toddler enjoy these, I know we do and it keeps us from wanting to buy junk. Happy Smiles for everyone. :)