Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicken Nuggets

Lately I've been having fun taking a food I've never made from scratch before (or even though it was possible), searching for a recipe, and making it. Today that recipe was chicken nuggets! I've made baked chicken strips before, but never like this, with ground up meat. The chicken consistency was similar to McDonald's nuggets, but these ones tasted fresher and I'm sure have a ton less ingredients. (I just checked- these have 8 ingredients, the McDonald's ones have 28. Yikes!)

They passed the taste test of my 5 year old chicken-nugget-fiend! I liked them too, as did my other 2 kids. I made a half batch of this recipe and it was the perfect amount for us. I'm not sure that they would reheat well. If I ever get around to trying that, I'll update here.

Basically- these are very good chicken nuggets, healthier than ones you can buy, but they take a little time to make and it dirties quite a few dishes. But if you're like me and want to experiment, then by all means, try these! :) I don't have time to type it up right now, but the recipe is from here. I followed it exactly except for making a half batch (and I omitted the parsley flakes). Mine took 5 minutes to cook on each side.

Frying them in my new cast iron dutch oven


  1. yum! might have to try these, our son has never had chicken nuggets before LOL but I bet he'd love them! I bet they freeze well too for quick meals?

  2. Hmm, I don't know, but I should make these again to find out! I'll update next time I make them. Or if you try it, be sure to let me know! :)