We survived. wwoohoooo! Is this a long weekend for you?
Well even if it's not I am wishing you all a great weekend. I am getting ready for some freezer filling this weekend, which means a trader joes trip, costco and some cooking and prepping from me. First up these chicken nuggets. A healthyish twist on delicious nuggets, that everyone loves. Imagine them tossed in buffalo sauce for pizza night. mmmmm. now I am going to need to do that for myself.
I don't know about your kids but mine love eating with their hands and give'em nuggets and they feel like a treat but with these ingredients mama doesn't feel guilty about the gummy bribes...
Eggs (I use 4 for about 6 large chicken breast)
5 large chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
adobo to season chicken
1 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 cup whole wheat panko
olive oil spray (I used this organic olive oil)
1/4 cup flax seed flakes
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp garlic powder
(I also like to make them with a couple tbsp of Italian seasoning)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
Put the whisked eggs in one bowl and the mixed breadcrumbs, panko, herbs, flax seed and chia seeds in another.
Season chicken with adobo, salt and pepper also work here. then put in the bowl with the eggs and mix well so they are coated evenly.
Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet.
Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 5 minutes, flip and cook for 3-4 more minutes until completely cooked. try not to over cook to prevent dry nuggets.
tips from mama,
you can make them egg free by tossing the chicken pieces in olive oil or coconut oil before the breadcrumb mix.
we stick to organic chicken, when possible. Trim any excess fat, because that will not be a great feeling in your mouth.
This seems obvious now that I am typing it but baking pans will give you different results, these work best in an aluminum pan for even browned and crisp edges.
Spray the pan with oil to prevent sticking.
Hope you guys are soaking up this mild weather!! We are off for a walk after lunch and guys I can almost taste spring, it's coming it's coming it's coming.