Tasty Tuesday – Booga Chicken Nuggets

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Booga is a very picky eater so trying to find anything he likes that involves meat or chicken is extremely difficult.  The only meat I know he likes is chicken nuggets (which honestly is really gross).  Since we eat out once a year I needed to find an acceptable substitute.

I decided to search Pinterest and Google for a healthy alternative.  This recipe is merger between two recipes I found (Sweet Chicky Nuggets from My Name is Snickerdoodle and Baked Chicken Nuggets from Itsy Bitsy Foodies

2 very large chicken breast
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of pickle juice (Dill or Kosher)
1 egg
2TBSP powder sugar
1 1/4 cups of flour
1 tsp of salt (we used two but with the pickle juice it was a tad salty)
1 tsp pepper

Cut chicken into 1/2″ to 1″ cubes.  Mix milk, egg and pickle juice together in a medium size bowl.  Add chicken to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put into fridge for 1 – 4 hours.  Combine flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a gallon size Ziploc Bag.  Remove chicken from egg mixture using tongs or a fork, add to flour mixture.  Shake the chicken in the bag until each piece is covered.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Take a pan rub the pan with oil (coconut, olive or canola oil).  Remove chicken from bag with tongs and place on the pan.  Place pan in oven cook for 7-10 minutes and flip the chicken over and cook for another 7-10 minutes.  Remove chicken nuggets and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

 Chicken soaking – this important because it makes the chicken moist and not dry when cooking
 The cooked chicken nuggets

Booga APPROVED!!!!


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