Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

These are so easy to make- breaded or not- they make a perfect starter for a meal in minutes! Much healthier for your family than over processed convenience food! 100% kid approved! 100% Real food!

Chicken Nuggets

1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast meat
1-2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour, or coconut flour, or homemade breadcrumbs!Yummmm!)
1 tbsp. seasonings  (whatever is your preference- paprika gives a good color to the meat, Mrs. Dash's garlic herb seasoning is fantastic!)

Wash chicken breast and slice into finger eating sized chunks, like 2" x 1". In a bowl ,whisk egg and set aside. In another bowl, add flour and seasonings, ( I use a fork to lightly incorporate evenly).
In fry pan add coconut oil, turn on heat to med high and heat to begins to sizzle. Dip chicken strips or chunks first  into egg and then roll in flour mixture until coated evenly and add to fry pan. Drop chicken pieces in to hot oil only, turning once down side is brown. approximately 4-5 minutes each side, when coating is golden brown and center of meat is white.

Oven method: if you prefer baking over frying, these are fantastic in the oven!!!!!!!!!!! Works well with the coating too.
Prep exactly the same way, however place on baking sheet, and bake at 350 for 45 min. turning over once half way! No oil ! Still delicious!

For Plain (No Coating) Chicken Strips- clean and cut the chicken into finger sized chunks. Skip the egg and flour steps mentioned above. Just add chicken straight to heated coconut oil and lightly sprinkle with seasonings. Fry in coconut oil turning once down side is brown. approximately 4-5 minutes each side, when side is golden brown and center of meat is white.

Note: this is an excellent recipe to teach the kids-  if they are still to young to use the stove they can easily help with the coating and placing on a cooking sheet for the oven method. Teaching them such techniques is extremely beneficial for other recipes requiring battering too!

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