Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Nuggets




All kids like chicken nuggets right? 
Mine sure do.

These Cheesy Chicken Nuggets are moist and crunchy...
a perfect combination!

The key to making these nuggets so great are soaking them overnight in milk.
Cut a boneless, skinless chicken breast into bite size pieces.
Into a plastic container throw in the chicken, a tablespoon of seasoning salt and enough milk to cover.

#1 - Put a lid on it and store it in the fridge overnight.


#2 - Make sure and drain any excess milk off the chicken pieces.
#3 - I used about 2-3 cups of Reduced Fat Cheddar Crackers. Place them in a zipper sandwich bag. Push all the air out and seal the bag.
#4 - With a rolling pin, smash the crackers...leaving a few big chunks is alright.


Breading these nuggets is easy - no need for an egg wash, the chicken is already moist from the milk soak.

Place your smashed up cracker bits on a plate and roll each nugget around.
Make sure and push the bits into the chicken.
Place the nuggets on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake nuggets at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
If you want yours a bit more crispy...leave them in there for 15 minutes.

Serve warm with BBQ sauce and you'll have some happy kids!


I made a huge batch of nuggets and stored the rest in the freezer for a quick lunch.
They can go back in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes.


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20 comments:

  1. My kids will LOVE these! We have gone to making EVERTHING (even bread)homemade at my house so simple recipes like this that they will eat are so appreciated! I can't wait to try more of your recipes!

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    1. You could make these even better by using organic crackers too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sam

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  2. omg these look awesome!! always looking for new ways to make chicken nuggets for my daughter...and for me :-)

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    1. These were really good. I loved them as much as the kids did!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sam

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  3. My kids would probably love this! Thanks for sharing them on Frugal Fit Family Friday Linky Party! www.leahinspired.com

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    1. My kids really liked them- thanks for stopping by!

      Sam

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  4. Your website is making me so hungry lol. These sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! They were yummy!
      Sam

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  5. I have used everything from Doritos to instant potatoes to coat my chicken, but never these cheesy little crackers. I bet it is really good! I saw you on Melt in your mouth Mondays :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - Doritos would be really good!

      Sam

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  6. Yep! My kids would love them too! I have made something similar but I didn't know you could soak them overnight. Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to try them again.

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    1. Soaking them overnight helps keep the nuggets really moist. Thanks for stopping by!

      Sam

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  7. Hi! Found you on New Nostalgia blog hop. This is a great idea! My 18 month old likes chicken and loves cheese and crackers so I think she would love this. Going to give it a try. Now following on Bloglovin'

    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Sam

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  8. Ohh my girls will love this one!!!! Thank you for sharing. I invite you to link to my party every week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/04/tuesday-link-party-5.html
    Nancy

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    1. I've added you to my list and I'll make sure and link up next week!

      Thanks!
      Sam

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  9. One of my toddlers has an egg allergy. Love the simplicity of soaking the chicken over night (one of those 'duh, why didn't I think of that moments'). I also LOVE that you froze them, and shared that experience. I am all about having yummy food in the freezer. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

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    1. I also love having food ready to go in the freezer WITHOUT it being pre-packaged stuff from the grocery store.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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