How to Make REAL (Gluten-free) Chicken Nuggets

             After taking the plunge to remove everything artificial from our diets, I came up with this simple solution for a regular lunch that my kids can't live without. We thought going to Chick-Fil-A was the "healthy" place in the mall food court to eat. Boy, was I wrong! So, here is a chemical-free chicken nugget meal your kids will love.


Ingredients:
Glutino GF bread crumbs
Organic Coconut Milk
Organic Boneless Chicken Breasts
McCormick Rotisserie Chicken seasoning (optional)


Tools:
2 containers, 1 needs to have a lid
Kitchen shears
Baking sheet
Silpat or parchment paper




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Put Coconut Milk in one container and the breadcrumbs and the seasoning in the other. The amount is not really important. Obviously don't use too much seasoning, maybe 2 teaspoons?

Designate one hand to get wet and yucky with the coconut milk and the other to stay dry for the breadcrumbs.




1. Cut up bite-size pieces of chicken.


2. Put the pieces in the coconut milk bowl. Mix it around so that all of the pieces are covered.

3. Put about 3-4 pieces in the breadcrumb bowl, put the lid on and then shake it up to cover the pieces.


4. Place those pieces on the Silpat on the baking sheet.

5. Continue these steps until all nuggets are finished.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.





You don't have to bake them all! If you can't eat 2 chicken breasts worth, you can store the extra uncooked nuggets in a airtight container for up to 2 days (depending on when the expiration date was.) That way they taste fresh when you want to bake them again tomorrow. This is a great time saver if you want to make this ahead of time, the night before for lunch the next day.


There you have it! Add some Alphatots and some fruit and you've got a delicious kid-friendly meal!



**UPDATE: Once again, I am disappointed to find out about sneaky ingredients in my food. The Rotisserie Seasoning includes "Spices" that are not named- which means it COULD be MSG. But, who knows? They're not telling us. You can still make your own seasoning for these nuggets with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

How to Make REAL (Gluten-free) Chicken Nuggets

             After taking the plunge to remove everything artificial from our diets, I came up with this simple solution for a regular lunch that my kids can't live without. We thought going to Chick-Fil-A was the "healthy" place in the mall food court to eat. Boy, was I wrong! So, here is a chemical-free chicken nugget meal your kids will love.


Ingredients:
Glutino GF bread crumbs
Organic Coconut Milk
Organic Boneless Chicken Breasts
McCormick Rotisserie Chicken seasoning (optional)


Tools:
2 containers, 1 needs to have a lid
Kitchen shears
Baking sheet
Silpat or parchment paper




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Put Coconut Milk in one container and the breadcrumbs and the seasoning in the other. The amount is not really important. Obviously don't use too much seasoning, maybe 2 teaspoons?

Designate one hand to get wet and yucky with the coconut milk and the other to stay dry for the breadcrumbs.




1. Cut up bite-size pieces of chicken.


2. Put the pieces in the coconut milk bowl. Mix it around so that all of the pieces are covered.

3. Put about 3-4 pieces in the breadcrumb bowl, put the lid on and then shake it up to cover the pieces.


4. Place those pieces on the Silpat on the baking sheet.

5. Continue these steps until all nuggets are finished.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.





You don't have to bake them all! If you can't eat 2 chicken breasts worth, you can store the extra uncooked nuggets in a airtight container for up to 2 days (depending on when the expiration date was.) That way they taste fresh when you want to bake them again tomorrow. This is a great time saver if you want to make this ahead of time, the night before for lunch the next day.


There you have it! Add some Alphatots and some fruit and you've got a delicious kid-friendly meal!



**UPDATE: Once again, I am disappointed to find out about sneaky ingredients in my food. The Rotisserie Seasoning includes "Spices" that are not named- which means it COULD be MSG. But, who knows? They're not telling us. You can still make your own seasoning for these nuggets with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

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