Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chicken Nuggets

Singing for her supper =D

Home Made Chicken Nuggets
(With spinach, squash or cauliflower)

When i make these nuggets i do two different kinds because my 6yr old wont eat the spinach ones because she See's green. For her i use pureed squash or pureed cauliflower instead. I also always seem to run out of the breadcrumb mixture before I'm done so i have to make more. You may wanna have more bread crumbs on hand just in case this happens to you. Its not fun stopping in the middle to make more.

1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (i just grind up bread in my food processor instead of buying it)

1/2 cup flaxseed meal (this is cheap and i found it at Kroger by the flour)

1TBS grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup paprika

1/2 tsp of garlic powder or better yet use fresh :)

1/2 tsp of onion powder

1 cup of pureed spinach (again my food processor)

1 cup of pureed squash or cauliflower (food processor or blender works great)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1LB of boneless, skinless organic chicken breast or chicken tenders, rinsed, dried, and cut into small chunks ( I always buy more for my family of 5 because that wouldn't feed us all)

1/2 tsp of sea salt

nonstick cooking spray (i use the olive oil kind)

1TBS olive oil (you may need more)

1 In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, flaxseed meal, parm cheese, paprika, salt,garlic, and onion powder and mix well with your fingers.

2. In a shallow bowl, mix the vegetable puree and the egg (if your doing more then one puree you will need separate bowls and another egg) with a fork and set the bowl next to the breadcrumbs mixture.

3. Dip the chunks into the egg and puree mixture and then toss them in the breadcrumbs until completely coated.

4. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add oil. Place the chicken nuggets in the skillet in a single layer, being careful not to crowd the pan, and cook until crisp and golden on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Then turn and cook until chicken is cooked through, golden brown, and crisp all over, 4 to 5 minutes longer. (cut into peaces to check that its cooked through.)

Serve warm.

Prep: 10 minutes---Total: 20 minutes-----Serves 4

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