Why in the world is feeding kids so dang hard? You think you are making their very favorite meal in the world only to find out, today, today it’s the most repulsive meal on the planet!
There is one meal thought that is almost a guarantee win in our house. That would be chicken nuggets. The problem is our family will go through those bags of store bought chicken nuggets so quick and they aren’t cheap! Not to mention I’m not exactly sure what they are made of…
Now, I have done a recipe before on homemade chicken nuggets. They taste wonderful! My hubby and I love dipping them in a little ketchup mixed with buffalo sauce. Oh yeah! So tasty!
Get this recipe here for popcorn style chicken nuggets.
But the kids are so-so about them. They crave the processed kind you can find at the store. So I have been bound and determined to come up with a recipe for homemade chicken nuggets that have the flavor and texture that the kids would love every time!
I finally figured it out! These homemade chicken nuggets were a giant success in our kitchen! No complaining whatsoever! Wouldn’t you pay big bucks to have a meal that is free from children complaining?
No need to break out the wallet for this one. You can make an entire batch of over 30 chicken nuggets for less than $5!
I am on the lookout for some cute molds like these ones to form these homemade chicken nuggets into fun shapes making them even more appetizing for the little ones.
Bonus! This recipe is a perfect one to put in your freezer! Follow the directions below to flash freeze these homemade chicken nuggets making lunch time a completely stress free meal!
P.S. I say that this recipe is for kids but I would be completely lying to you if I said I didn’t devour an entire plate full of these at lunch today… Really good!
The inside of these homemade chicken nuggets are perfectly moist with a crisp bite on the outside.
This recipe not only is way cheaper then buying a bag at the store, but way less processed and you know exactly what ingredients you are feeding your little guys. Winner!
How to Make Homemade Chicken Nuggets
To start, pulse the corn flakes and parmesan in the bowl of your food processor or blender until everything is broken down into small pieces. Set this aside for later.
You are next going to trim your chicken to take off any “yucky” spots and then cut the chicken down into two inch pieces.
Put your chicken in your food processor with all remaining ingredients. Pulse the chicken until everything is combined and the chicken has the consistency of ground meet.
Get your hands slightly wet and start forming the chicken into 1-inch balls, then flattening into small ½ inch thick disks.
Carefully bread each chicken nugget in your corn flake mixture.
Place on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil that has been heavily greased.
Bake in a 375F degree oven for about 20 minutes, filliping your homemade chicken nuggets halfway through. This will help get all sides golden and crisp.
Freezer tip: After you finish baking the nuggets, let them cool completely and transfer into a freezer safe bag or container. Then keep in your freezer for a quick and easy meal on hand!
To reheat: You can either place in a microwave for a minute or two until heated or in a 350F degree oven for 8-10 minutes until heated all the way through.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
3 cups corn flakes
¼ cup parmesan
4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs potato flakes
1/3 cup cold water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Pulse together corn flakes and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor until pieces are about half the size of a pea.
Move mixture to a shallow bowl or deep plate to use for breading the chicken nuggets later.
Cut chicken into small two inch pieces and place along with all remaining ingredients in the bowl of your food processor.
Pulse until ingredients are combined and resemble the appearance of ground meet.
Slightly wet hands to form chicken into one inch size balls.
Flatten into ½ inch thick disks and cover with corn flake mixture.
Place on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with aluminum foil and heavily greased with cooking spray.
Bake until slightly browned, about 20 minutes. But being sure to flip nuggets halfway through.