REAL Chicken Nuggets
The last time my kids ate Tyson’s chicken nuggets, Bethany took a bite and then said, “Look at that big bite Momma!”—and then I looked at this thing that was supposed to be chicken and I was completely grossed out. I just cannot do it anymore. I cannot feed my children this garbage. Again, no judgment here—Lord knows we’ve been eating these nuggets for years, but I cannot do it anymore. But my kids LOVE chicken nuggets!! What is a Mom to do!?! Make homemade ones, that’s what. This recipe is super easy, and the best part is; I make a double or triple batch and freeze them. This way I have an emergency stash if I need a quick meal if we are having one of “those” days. I wish I knew where I found this recipe, but I don’t–somewhere from the online world.
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ cup Parmesan (we use Pecorino-Romano)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 T. dried basil
½ cup butter (melted)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Dice chicken into bite sized pieces. In a bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme, and basil. Mix until blended. Place melted butter in a separate bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Eat right then or pop them into the freezer on the tray for an hour or so. Then place them into a Ziploc baggie for long-term storage.
When ready, grab out as many as you’d like and bake in the oven at 400 degrees until heated thoroughly.