The Kiddo loves him some chicken nuggets. Don’t most kids? Although he would prefer they always be from Chick Fil A, I thought we’d branch out and try them at home.
I started out with just one chicken breast, boneless and skinless. I cut it into bite-sized nuggets, and got myself all set up:
That’s melted butter on the left, cornmeal and wheat germ in the middle (trying to sneak in some healthy stuff). I dipped the chicken in the butter, then dredged in the wheat germ/cornmeal mix, and let it sit while I warmed up oil in the pan. I used half olive oil, half canola oil (was worried the flavor of olive oil alone would be “different” enough that it would throw off The Kiddo).
Next, fry ’em up!
I cut them so small that the frying itself was very quick. By the time they were browned on all sides, they were cooked through.
Draining and cooling:
I used chopsticks for frying because I didn’t have any non-metal tongs and didn’t want to scratch up the pan.
Verdict: success! The Kiddo liked them. And I thought they were pretty tasty too!