Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A little chicki nugget recipe

 Chicken nuggets( or chicki chicki as Jyselle calls them) . There's something about them that kids just love and that makes mom love them! They are convenient and usually easily accepted by all. I must admit I was getting into the habit of when we were out n about driving through a certain place and getting nuggets, which is fine once in awhile, but being a mom that tries her best to control and know just what goes into my little ones body I did a little research and i couldn't even pronounce half of the ingredients! So then i hit the web n looked for a better alternative that's still just as convenient but way more healthy! Then my favorite food blog for kids n families  weelicous posted the best thing ever: easy chicken nuggets! yay!! these are cheaper to make, they freeze beautifully so you still get the convenience whenever u want em just pop em in the oven and a few minutes later you have a happy little one eating a healthier nugget that tastes so good! that makes a happy mommy =) Ive changed the recipe a bit to suit what i keep on hand and I've had huge success so I'm happy to share and hope you and your little ones enjoy as much as we do!

 Chicki Chicki Nuggets                                     
  1/4cup rolled oats
 1/4tsp dried oregano
 1/4tsp onion powder
 1/2tsp garlic powder
 1/2tsp salt
 1lb ground chicken 
 3/4 cup of crushed corn flakes

Our staring ingredients

Have your little one help with the mixing
After its all combined dump it into the chicken

mix it up
crush the corn flakes and set them aside (feel free to eat a few like she did)
with wet hands shape the chicken into nuggets and press them into the corn flakes (these r ready to freeze)

when ready to cook  place on rack on a baking sheet spray with cooking spray ( i only bake 2 or 3 at a time for Jyselle)
Lunch is served =)
 *Preheat oven to 375
1.mix the first 5 ingredients using a food processor or hand mixer and then mix it into the chicken
2.crush the corn flakes and set aside
3.with wet hands (it gets sticky) measure about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture n shape into nuggets
4.then press the nugget into the corn flakes
5.place on a foil lined or rack topped baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes
** FREEZING: place all of the nuggets on a baking sheet with wax paper freeze for an hour then place into freezer bag for up to 3months. when ready to cook  spray with cooking spray n pop in oven for about 15-18 min till chicken is cooked through
                                                       **linked to weekend potluck!!

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