Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baked kid friendly chicken nuggets

Delilah like most kids LOVES chicken nuggets and is always asking for them. I have attempted baked nuggets in the past a few times but they never passed the Delilah test, these however passed with out hesitation.

Step One:
Slice the chicken into "nuggets". I find the easiest way to cut chicken into smaller slices is to have it slightly frozen.
Step Two:
Coat the nuggets in flour. This will help the egg wash to stick, which in turn will help the breading stick. I layer a bunch in a single layer then shake the flour on then shake the excess off for a light coating.
Step Three:
Dip the flour coated chicken into the eggs. (This is two eggs with about 1/8th a cup of water mixed until fluffy. )
Step Four:
Coat the chicken in a corn flake mixture.
2 cups cornflakes (crush in food processor)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, and mustard powder
Step Five:
line a baking sheet with tin foil, putting a baking rack on top of the foil. Spray the rack with cooking spray, place the chicken on then spray the chicken lightly.
bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes no need to flip.
To freeze them: After they have cooled put them on a lined baking sheet in a single flat layer. Place them in the freezer for 2 or so hours. After they have frozen solid put them in a resealable bag for quick access. (half of these are coated with Italian bread crumbs, Delilah didn't like those as much)
To reheat them I microwaved them for 15-20 seconds depending on the quantity and the size of them.
And if your kid so feels the need you are welcome to dip them in ketchup.

3 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Wow Michelle - you're on a roll with cooking. I hope Collin and Delilah appreciate your efforts.

Lauren and Carter said...

did you make this up yourself? That is super impressive. And I am going to remember this. Or...pester you about it someday in the future. ;)

Eve said...

It's official. You are a WAY better mom than I'll ever be. Greg is jealous of Delilah's lunch.