Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb local or organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (place stale whole wheat bread in a food processor to make at home)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grape seed oil

Directions:

Chop the chicken into small chunks and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl.

In another shallow bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, cheese, paprika, and garlic powder with a fork.

Now you are ready to bread the chicken.  Make one of your hands the “wet hand” and the other one the “dry hand”. With your wet hand toss some of the chicken chunks into the egg mixture until they are coated on all sides. Then with your wet hand drop them on top of the bread crumb mixture.  With your dry hand sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top of the chicken and then flip them over a few times until the pieces are coated. Put the coated pieces on a plate while you work on the rest of the chicken.

Heat a thin layer of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat.

Cook the chicken nuggets for several minutes on each side until they are golden brown. You want the nuggets to be cooked all the way through by the time they get brown on the outside. Cut one down the middle to make sure it is fully cooked.

Transfer the nuggets to a plate lined with paper towels to help drain off any excess oil.

Serve with organic ketchup or homemade honey mustard sauce (equal parts honey, mustard, and mayo). 
And don’t forget to freeze the leftovers!

Recipe Inspired by  100 Days of Real Food