Monday, November 26, 2007

Answers & Some Good Chicken!




Beck does this thing. He doesn't quite get the question/answer routine...or hasn't until today.
You ask him a question, like, "Was that fun?" and he will just repeat,
"Fun?"
Or, "Do you want to wear your blue hat?" His reply, "Wear blue hat?"
It gets a bit tiresome.

Tonight I made some chicken nuggets that must have been completely, out of this world delicious, because when I asked him, "Are those good?" He said, "Yes. Good!"
Well, Bless My Soul! He answered a question! I almost dropped my spatula.
So, you must have the recipe. There must be more than flax meal and sweet potatoes hidden in these nuggets because they've just about performed a miracle!








Chiken Nuggets recipe
from Deceptively Delicious
INGREDIENTS
1 cup whole-wheat, white or panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup broccoli or spinach or sweet potato or beet puree
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken tenders, rinsed, dried and cut into small chunks
1/2 tsp. salt
Nonstick cooking spray
1 Tbsp. olive oil

In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, flaxseed meal, Parmesan, paprika, garlic and onion powder on the paper or foil and mix well with your fingers. In a shallow bowl, mix the vegetable puree and egg with a fork and set the bowl next to the breadcrumb mixture.

Sprinkle the chicken chunks with the salt. Dip the chunks into the egg mixture and then toss them in the breadcrumbs until completely coated. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil.

Place the chicken nuggets in the skillet in a single layer, being careful not to crowd the pan, and cook until crisp and golden on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Then turn and cook until the chicken is cooked through, golden brown and crisp all over, 4 to 5 minutes longer. (Cut through a piece to check that it's cooked through.) Serve warm.

1 comment:

The Arnold Family said...

Mmmm. Those sound healthy. I will try them as soon as I start cooking again. And that will be when I start standing again. :)