13 January 2010

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Little Man rarely eats meat, with the exception of Chicken Nuggets. Maybe that sounds like your toddler too. I was searching for a healthier & cheaper version of chicken nuggets to feed him without much luck. One day I decided just to wing it. The results were delicious! My husband has requested they go into our regular menu line-up. I'll probably oblige because they are so easy & tasty.  They're not pretty, but their taste more than makes up for the presentation. I thought I'd share my "recipe" (if you can even call it that!) with you.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Italian Dressing
Plain Bread Crumbs
Seasoning Salt
Oil (I used Canola)

1. Using a knife or kitchen shears, cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
2. Marinate chicken pieces in Italian Dressing for at least an hour.
3. In a gallon size Ziploc, pour bread crumbs (between 1/2 - 1 cup) & seasoning salt (to taste, probably between 1tsp & 1tbsp).
4. Put chicken pieces in bag & shake to coat.
5. Put about 1tbsp of oil in skillet over medium heat.
6. Put chicken pieces in skillet, cooking 1-2 minutes per side. Then turn to brown on all sides. You may need to add more oil as you're cooking.
7. Once chicken is cooked through, remove to a paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
8. Eat & enjoy!

I put these in the freezer & heat a few up at a time for Little Man. Definitely a delicious, quick meal!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! That looks like a great recipe. Kylie is not a meat either either, so maybe these will be a hit!