26 July 2011

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Who doesn't love Chicken Nuggets?!  My brother ate so many as a kid, you'd expect him to be walking around clucking.  Seeing as we don't eat much processed food around here, I came up with a simple homemade chicken nuggets recipe that will win over Ronald McDonald!

Chicken Nuggets

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup plain yogurt OR 1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp finely grated, fresh parmesan cheese
1 tbsp minced rosemary
salt & freshly ground pepper
1 pound chicken breasts, cut into nugget size pieces
olive oil cooking spray

Place yogurt or egg in a flat dish, suitable for dipping.

In a similar dish, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary, salt, & pepper.

In another dish, place flour.

Dredge chicken pieces in flour, then egg or yogurt, then coat with breadcrumb mixture.

Lightly spray a foil lined baking sheet with olive oil spray.  Place nuggets on sheet and lightly spray the tops of nuggets with spray.  This will allow the breading to "crisp up."

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes.