"Best Ever" Chicken Nuggets

The name for these chicken nuggets was inspired by my husband who said, "these are the best thing, ever!" the first time I made them for dinner.  My children declared them to be better than the chicken nuggets at McDonald's.

Folks, you know you've hit on a winning recipe if your children think it is better than McDonald's.

What makes these nuggets so special?  We love the crunchy, flavorful coating and the moist chicken inside.  I think these will quickly become a favorite at your house, too.

"Best Ever" Chicken Nuggets

Servings: approx. 4

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 large egg
1 pound chicken, cut into small chunks
1 tbs. canola oil

1.  In a bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, flaxseed meal, Parmesan, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder.
2.  In a separate bowl, whisk egg.
3.  Dip chicken pieces into egg and coat them with breadcrumb mixture.
4.  In a large nonstick skillet, add oil and heat over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, reduce heat to medium and place chicken nuggets in the skillet in a single layer without crowding the pan. Cook approx. 3 to 4 minutes until nuggets are crisp and golden.  Turn and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.
5.  Check one nugget to make sure they cooked through before removing them from the skillet to paper towel lined plate.  Add more oil to skillet before adding a second batch, if needed.

Adapted from Deceptively Delicious


Jenn in Indiana said...

Going to have to try that recipe out on the family.

Vanessa said...

I hope your family likes it! It takes a little extra time to prepare compared to buying chicken nuggets in the store, but I think it's worth it. :)