What are two of the top kid-favorite foods in the U.S.? Yes, you guessed it – the chicken nugget, and of course, the French fry! However, rather than rely on processed frozen varieties, or worse yet, fast food establishments, why not create a real food “Happy Meal” at home.
And since these are so easy to make, why not get your kids involved in preparing them with you! It’s a blessed opportunity to teach your children not only how to cook, but how to eat healthy – two important skills that will last a lifetime!
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Time-Saving Tip: These delicious nuggets freeze great, so make a double batch to have on hand for days when you need a quick, but healthy meal! To freeze, simply loosen cooked chicken from bottom of the baking sheet, but leave chicken on the baking sheet and set aside to cool completely. Then, place baking sheet in freezer for a couple of hours to freeze the chicken. Once frozen solid, place chicken nuggets into a freezer safe container, or gallon-size ziplock baggie, and freeze. These reheat great in the oven or toaster oven. Simply thaw the frozen nuggets in the fridge first, then bake at 300 degrees until warmed through and crispy again, about 8-10 minutes.
Kids in the Kitchen: Set up all the ingredients and have your kids do the fun part – dredging the chicken in the bread crumbs!
These nuggets are the perfect kid-favorite quick lunch or dinner! And because they are made with healthy real food ingredients, you can feel good about serving them!