One of my favorite FREEZE-quel recipes is our Homemade Chicken Nuggets.
I got the idea for them when I was flipping through the Bookazine I won a few weeks ago ;)
I was so excited to get this little bundle in the mail...
I just heart mail... especially when it has little handwritten notes in it (and not bills ;) ).
Anyhoo, there was this lovely recipe for Oven Baked Chicken Strips and it gots me to thinkin'...
Miss Add hearts "chickey nuggets" with all her heart. So, I thought that I could try altering this idea to make my own frozen chicken nuggets from chicken breasts--instead of buying the pre-made ones at the store.
So, during the FREEZE-quel I asked Aunt Lou to cut-up a couple bags of chicken breasts.
Don't let her smile fool you... She assured me this was hard work and involved getting a blister on her thumb... Poor Aunt Lou :(
But boy, oh boy did she do a GOODe job!
I then took her cut up "nuggets" and coated them in a little egg.
I then took some Panko bread crumbs, grated Parm *swoon* and some Lawry's Seasoned Salt and threw them in a bag to coat the lil' suckers.
I sprayed the pan with Pam and the nuggets got a spritz of Pam as well.
I baked them at 350 until they were cooked through (15-20 minutes).
I then bagged them up and froze them up.
To warm 'em back up, I just tossed 'em in a pan and baked until warmed through...
I heart this recipe.
I can feel great about Add mauwin' down on chicken breast and she loves them. No chicken nugget guilt, plus freeze ahead convenience and it cuts my nugget budget by 1/3. Mommy score!
I have to tell ya, I cannot wait until this summer. I have found a way around my two brown thumbs, and plan to be a freezin' up lots of garden fresh produce this summer... for many more feel good meals ;)
Details on what I have cooked up for this summer will come later, but now I have some super serious hint dropping to do for an upcoming...ahem... holiday...
This hint is for a certain husband of mine and his lovely daughter...
This mama is super excited about afore mentioned project and the below mentioned... ahem... "tools" would be very helpful to a certain mama--near and dear to your heart ;)... Just sayin'