Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good Ol' Chicken Nugs

This is for my friend, Stephanie.

I even like chicken nuggets. I do not eat them unless I make them myself because of what usually goes into those things. I mean, it's really hard to make a chicken breast into the shape of a chicken unless you break it all down and mush it up. Yuck. And even if you want a healthier nugget and opt for an organic frozen variety, they're usually quite expensive. Enough preaching already, Stace.

I sliced a chicken breast into thirds. The flour mixture I dredged them was whole wheat flour, chili powder, sea salt, pepper and my old standby: paprika. Then I dipped them in a mixture of 1 egg plus 1 egg white. I then covered them in the breadcrumb mixture and lined them all up on my Silpat covered cookie sheet. (If you don't have the blessed Silpat, simply use foil with whatever spray you have around. I use my handy dandy Misto. Quick tip on foil: scrunch it up before laying it flat. The uneven surface will make the outside more crispy) I baked them at 375 for I think 30 minutes?

They were good and got that nugget craving covered. Dude, we dunked them in Sorrisos sauce and it was the bomb. It was so good it gets me talking like a teenager again. I could dip a shoe in Sorrisos sauce and it'd be awesome too.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Breadcrumbs 101

Easier than pie:
-old bread (I'm using old croutons too...I'm busted for not making my own croutons this time)
-whatever herbs and spices you want

Food process and done. Bread your chicken to make some chicken "fingers" out of REAL food. Bye bye for now.