But chicken nuggets are just fun! And even as an adult, every once and a while I love having what feels like a splurge for a dinner change up.
“BREADING” MIXTURE ::
- 2 cups or more of cooked chicken from your crockpotted chicken see Tips section for the simplest way to stock up on cooked chicken for simple meals like this!
- 1 TB all purpose season
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup whole coconut milk Could do fresh milk from a good source instead
- ¼ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil (could do melted butter if you can do dairy)
- Whisk the Breading Mixture ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Put all of the ingredients for the Chicken Mixture into your food processor and blend to a puree.
- Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
- Using your hands scoop a small amount of the chicken mixture, form it into a ball with your hands, and then roll in the Breading Mixture.
- Press the ball to flatten into “nugget” shape and put the nugget on the baking sheet.
- Continue until all the nuggets are breaded – nuggets can be made as big or small as you want. I made about 12 out of this batch.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes, then flip them over and bake another 12 minutes. You may want to check them around the 10 minute mark both times just in case our ovens run different. I very often roast veggies along with the nuggets and sometimes that makes them need a little more time to cook.
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- Check out THIS post about how to double up on chicken making so you have easy fast pull out chicken in your freezer for dinners like this!
- Leftovers warm up in the oven well – or fry up in a pan great!
- You can double or triple up and freeze! Just make up the nugget mixture and get them on the tray, freeze them, and once frozen get the nuggets into a freezer bag. When you are having a busy night you can pull the nuggets out of the freezer and into the oven!
- I love love love my Silpat liners for baking! Quick clean up and no paper waste.
- I use THIS all purpose season *all* the time. I have tried so many and this is my favorite!
- I’m thinking you could probably make the nuggets pretty fun shapes like hearts, stars, etc with small cookie cutters!
What “kid foods” have you figured out how to make real food style?