Wednesday, January 9, 2008

chicken nuggets

My kids love this recipe:

Crunchy Homemade Chicken Nuggets
This recipe is perfect for teaching young children how to cook. You do the cutting, and help the kids do the rest. (Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after handling raw chicken!)
4 Servings
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
3 cups crushed corn flakes
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
vegetable or olive oil for spraying pan
plastic or paper bag
Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Slice chicken breasts into 2-inch strips. Marinate chicken pieces in yogurt for one hour or up to 24 hours, refrigerated.
Prepare the crunchy crust by combining the corn flakes, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place corn flake mixture in a plastic or paper bag. Drop chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the bag and shake thoroughly to completely coat. Remove chicken pieces from bag, shaking excess mixture from each piece. Place coated chicken pieces on a sheet pan lightly sprayed with oil.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until crunchy on the outside and cooked through. Serve with dipping sauces.
Nutrition Info
Per Serving (190g-wt.): 260 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 1g dietary fiber, 30g protein, 26g carbohydrate, 65mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium

At health food stores and maybe some regular stores you can get cornflakes that contain no sugar or corn syrup. They are sweetened with grape juice. I like to use those.

I got this at Whole Foods. They have a lot of great recipes. Some of them have unusual or expensive ingredients, but many of them use ingredients that are on hand.


Robin said...

Sounds great! I like to use yogurt to dip chicken in before rolling in the crunchies.

Have you ever used ground flax with the corn flakes? I have also used ground almonds to roll the chicken in too. Also one time at a restaurant we had chicken rolled in coconut - it was interesting and I even tried it at home. Experimenting is fun!

Kay said...

Robin, I don't mess with flax seeds. That's why I take fish oil, so I won't have to.
There is a recipe on the site for citrus chicken nuggets that have coconut and all kinds of yummy stuff on them.
The almonds sound good!

Robin said...


Do you not like flax? Or is it just too much of pain with grinding and using before it goes rancid?

MondaythroughSunday said...

Thanks..sounds wonderful!