Astoundingly Easy Home-Made Chicken Nuggets (Baked)

It was one of those rainy, messy days in NYC today, and I guessed that the kids would be thrilled to have some simple fare like Chicken Nuggets and fries (Baked Yam "Fries" in this case.) The prep time is less than ten minutes, and overall, you can have a meal ready in less than a half hour from start to finish if you're looking at some salad and pasta to go with this meal.

One pound Chicken Breast (about 3 breast pieces organic free-range chicken, in this case)
One Egg
One cup panko breadcrumbs
Lemon juice
Salt or some Salt-Free Seasoning such as Mrs. Dash's seasoning
  •  Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees C
  • Cube the chicken and season - the kids like tossing in the teaspoon of salt, and three tablespoons of lemon juice, quarter teaspoon turmeric and the dash of pepper (careful on that last one - it's always dicey!)
  • I usually put the chicken in a leak-proof tupperware box so the kids can enjoy shaking it about to coat the chicken
  • Beat one egg - another kid-friendly exercise
  • In a bowl, take about a cup of panko bread crumbs and season with about two teaspoons of Mrs. Dash or Salt, and some pepper (optional)
  • Line a baking dish with foil and spread a half teaspoon of olive oil on it
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the egg, then coat with the seasoned panko
  • Place them on the baking dish, with a little space to breath. Bake at 450 for 15 to 20 minutes, turning over mid-way to ensure they nuggets are uniformly cooked and browned
These were positively reviewed by the kids, even in comparison with some of those crazily addictive fast food joints...and no deep fryer came within a mile of these nuggets!!


tvcorners said…
I love nuggets now i will try these at my home :)
very brief recipe of Roopa in bullet form.great !
Claire said…
Wow this looks so yummy...can I have some??? Pleaseeee..