Thursday, September 3, 2009

Simple Chicken Nuggets Recipe


I love bite-sized food. Fried food is extra yummy, but I'm looking for healthier alternatives. Here's what I tried and it turned out yummy!

Simple Chicken Nuggets

boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
fat free Italian dressing
crushed low fat saltines

Dip chicken pieces in Italian dressing, then dredge in cracker crumbs. Place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

I made up a pretty big batch and had some right away. They are very yummy with a hint of Italian dressing and the crackers are crispy. I packaged the rest up in serving-sized Ziploc bags for my lunches and suppers and tossed them in the freezer.

In true "Pamm fashion", I reheat by tossing them frozen in my mini crock pot first thing in the morning. By lunch time, they're defrosted and heated through. It's amazing that the crackers stay on the crispy side.

This was a test run, and I will be making a batch for the toddler lunches soon. I'm using up a bag of prepackaged chicken nuggets for them first.

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    Unknown September 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    GREAT!!! way to make nuggets. THANKS!!! Geri

    Poppedijne September 4, 2009 at 1:20 AM

    A good idea it seems. Don't know what Italian dressing is so I can't try it. But it sounds great.

    Joyce September 4, 2009 at 6:07 AM

    I am always looking for nugget recipes as they are one of the few things my little grandson will eat for me besides mac n cheese and pizza. Thanks for sharing and I will make these this week for sure.

    Mom2fur September 4, 2009 at 7:01 AM

    This is one I'd like to try. I love the idea of reheating them in a crockpot for lunch. Never thought of anything like that!
    I bet you could mess around with these and try other dressings and crackers.

    Mary Bergfeld September 4, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    This is a great and healthy idea. I know my grandsons would adore these. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

    Lynn September 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Thanks for sharing this, I will be trying it. Another great cracker, dressing combo is ranch and Ritz crackers, yum! Great tip on the crockpot!

    Nicole Feliciano September 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    love the idea of including these in lunches. And thank you for stopping by Momtrends and sharing your recipe. See you next week!

    Susana September 6, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Thanks for sharing! I've done saltine cracker chicken breasts before and loved them--nuggets would be great too. Kids would enjoy them so much!

    Unknown September 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Do you think I could make them ahead and freeze them BEFORE cooking?


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