Yep. I said, “crispy,” AND “baked.” In the same sentence.
Right?! How hard is it to get that real-nugget feel when you bake homemade nuggets? Sometimes soggy, sometimes too dry-
Well, this recipe solves all that less-than-awesome nuggetness, and makes them awesome!
I make homemade nuggets all. the. time.- Since trying to get my picky eaters off the taste of store-bought nuggets, I have been doing this for a while now: making a big batch, and freezing for later, so I could just pull them out when I wanted to for a quick homemade version of junk food. They really like them- which made me, never want to mess with the recipe! But my process was to fry them in a skillet and it was very very time consuming and although, healthier than store-bought, they were still…fried.
In an effort to do better (and make it easier on myself- admittedly the ultimate goal!), I searched around and found this recipe. Inspired by the blog, Gimme Some Oven, I rewrote the recipe to suit what I normally do for flavor and ease of making, and these turned out awesome! It is super easy if you set up all the ingredients like an assembly-line:
And they all fit in one sheet pan, so you bake them half-way and then flip over and finish cooking. It is so easy and FAST- which is how I roll, when I have to come home from work, make dinner and then shuttle the kids to their activities. FAST, people…Hence the picture of raw chicken…sorry for that!
Here’s the recipe with a nicer picture:
This is my go-to meal for lunches on the weekends and always having in the freezer. They heat up really well in a toaster oven, but also the microwave if you are pressed for time.
My pickiest eater said last night: “Mom, these nuggets look different.”
Me: They’re not. They are the same ones I have been making.
Picky Gal: They taste WAY better than the other ones.
Me: What other ones?
PG: The ones you used to buy at the store. Thanks for making these mom.
!!! I kid you, not!
Did you hear that? Angels singing? Birds Chirping?! Blessed are the ones who give us the most grief! For sure! Love that little Picky Gal!
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