Home-Made Chicken Nuggets

Making home-made chicken nuggets is one of my proudest kitchen sorcery moments. My preschooler loves chicken nuggets. But I can't watch him eat store-bought ones all the time (there are days when that's all he wanted to eat)!

Processed chicken nuggets contain mechanically separated meat and make use of extenders like soy-based lechitin and things that might be classified as veggie meat. It also has preservatives like sodium benzoate, sodium nitrite, colorings and other ingredients I can't imagine feeding my kid with.

Anyway, I decided to hack it one day - to finally be free from that consumer trap *evil laugh*

Take a look at these hacked meals in a jar:

Here's my recipe:

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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Chicken breast, sliced into flat chunks
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
celery powder
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup Japanese breadcrumbs
ground pepper
cooking oil

1. Prepare marinade by combining milk, apple cider vinegar, thyme, paprika, celery powder, salt and pepper in a deep dish.
2. Marinate sliced chicken breast pieces in the mixture. You can keep this in the freezer for days and just thaw it out when you're ready to cook.
3. Before cooking, coat chicken pieces in a mixture of flour and breadcrumbs (dry coating).
4. Fry chicken nuggets until golden brown.
5. Drain excess oil in paper towel before serving.

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