I rarely buy chicken nuggets to eat at home. I’m too cheap. But I rarely take the time to make something elaborate for lunch either.
Today, however, the kids were antsy and I thought an engaging activity was in order! What better than an activity that also provides lunch?
What you need:
- 3-4 chicken tenders, thawed and cut into small pieces
- about 1/2 cup flour
- seasonings of choice
- 1 egg, beaten
- about 1/2 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
Miss M decided on our seasonings: salt, pepper, and garlic powder; I used about 1 t. each. I would have used a combo of cracker crumbs and crushed corn flakes if I’d had any! Next time I might add some corn meal in with the crackers, yum! (Incidentally, store brand “Ritz” crackers are *not* the same as the real thing! Just so ya know.)
Then I dared to let my 5- and 2-year-olds handle raw meat and eggs. Not something I typically do! You can bet I watched them like a hawk and squawked just as loud should a finger so much as move toward a mouth! Thankfully, neither of them were very “mouthy” as babies and there was no incident.
And yes, I use my round cake pan quite a lot for things other than cake! It makes phenomenal cinnamon rolls, but I digress… I threw our homemade nuggets in the oven at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes with some French fries. Serve it up with some apple sauce and cottage cheese; and guess what! They ate it!
Even Miss M gave it two thumbs up!