Bap Bap & Mom’s Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Growing up, my dad did 99% of the cooking.  If dad was out of town or working late, Mom would make hot dogs & instant mashed potatoes, or chicken nuggets.  Bap Bap (my grandpa) and her came up with this recipe years ago, and it’s still one of my favorite go-to’s when I need something easy, filling, comforting, and pleasing to all.

It’s yummy.

It’s gluten free.

It’s easy.

It’s freezable.

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My favorite is to serve them with parmesany cheesy noodles, or (now that I’m older and my taste is more refined) a honey mustard dipping sauce.  Or throw them on some spaghetti with some red sauce.  It’s all good.  They’re delicious.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Yields: 4 servings
Calories: 270
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 19.25 g
Fiber: 0.25 g
Protein: 35.5 g

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2 8-oz uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cups cornflake crumbs (you can find these around the baking aisle)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1.5 tbs Italian seasoning*
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup Egg Beaters/Egg Whites or 2-3 eggs*

*Originally 4 tsp eash basil & thyme, and 1 cup melted butter.  I sub Italian seasonings because it’s easier and I always have it, and I sub the eggs because it’s healthier than butter.  Duh.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Mix the cornflake crumbs, parmesan, seasonings, salt & pepper into a bowl.  Put the eggs in a separate bowl.

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Cut the chicken up into bite-sized pieces. Dip the pieces in the eggs, than into the cornflake mixture. Put them on the cookie sheet.  It gets messy.  Use both hands.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Serve.

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(originally posted 5/13/10, but I finally made them and got some decent pictures!)

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