Organic chicken nuggets for kids

organic chicken nuggets for kidsA few days ago, I promised to share a quick and very easy recipe for organic chicken nuggets for kids. With few ingredients and simple step by step directions, you can make delicious chicken nuggets the whole family will enjoy. You can double the recipe to make plenty to enjoy for dinner and to freeze – for quick dinners or school lunches. If you are going 100% organic, you will need all organic ingredients. But if you are going organic on a budget, using organic chicken and organic free-range eggs  would be most important.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. organic skinless, boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably, whole-wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • cooking spray or olive oil

 

Directions:

1) In a bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and paprika.

2) Preheat oven to 400 °F  (around 205 °C).

3) Cut chicken breasts (or tenderloins) into chicken nugget sized pieces (approx. 2 by 1.5 inches).

4) Crack an egg into a small shallow bowl and beat the egg with a fork until the yolk and white are combined.

5) Grease baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil.

6) First, dip chicken pieces in egg, then coat them with the breadcrumb/Parmesan cheese mixture.

7) Place the chicken nuggets on greased baking sheet and bake them in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.

8) Serve organic chicken nuggets for kids with homemade mac & cheese and watch your picky eaters enjoy their dinner!

TIP for parents of picky eaters: let your child help you with beating an egg, mixing breadcrumb mixture, and/ or dipping chicken pieces in egg and breadcrumb mixture. When kids are involved in cooking a meal, they are more likely to try or eat the food they help prepare.

This guest post was written by Eva B, Mom of an 8 year old girl.
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