Chicken nuggets

Meaty chicken nuggets are children's favorite. You serve them chicken nuggets for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, they eat them all. Children don't seem to get bored with chicken nuggets.


Oh, well so be it. Later on we can do some trick by adding some veggies. For now, here's the basic recipe for chicken nuggets...

For the nuggets:
1 whole chicken breast, sliced bite-size
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp kalamansi juice
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 eggs slightly beaten
some all purpose flour
some bread crumbs
cooking oil for frying

Marinate chicken in soy sauce, kalamansi juice and pepper for about 30 minutes. It is better to mix first all marinade ingredients before putting in the chicken. After marinating, coat each chicken piece with flour. Dip each piece in eggs then in bread crumbs. Make sure the coating is even but not too thick. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Deep fry chicken until golden brown. Serve with any favorite dipping sauce.

Now for that valued-added chicken nuggets...

Choose ground chicken meat. Add grated vegetables such as carrots or brocolli. Add a dash of salt, pepper and mix well. Form into small balls the size of pingpong balls. Roll in flour. Mix 1 slightly beaten egg, 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup pureed vegetables. Dip each flour-covered chicken balls in the egg mixture. Roll the nuggets in a mixture of bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese. Flatten the balls a little bit to form nuggets and arrange on a cookie rack. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes or golden brown. Now you have crispier and healthier chicken nuggets. Serve with your kids' favorite dip.

Happy eating

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