These days, with a fast food joint located down practically every street, it’s hard to convince kids sometimes that life exists beyond McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Not only that, but that homemade chicken nuggets were, gasp!, actually better! How could they be better when they don’t come as part of a Happy Meal, right?
Nicholas was no exception. Although he tends to be a little picky about fast food, he does have it on occasion, and when I mentioned that I was going to make him chicken nuggets at home, he didn’t want to hear any of it. It wasn’t until the third time that I made them could I actually convince him to try enough of it to really give it a chance. And then? He succumbed and admitted, that yup, homemade chicken nuggets really ARE better than what you can get at McDonald’s, happy meal toy notwithstanding. I’d also hazard a guess that these are a tad bit healthier to boot.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
2 lbs skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, mixed with the milk
Dip chicken in egg and milk mixture, then toss with bread crumbs, coating well. Brown in a little oil until golden. Serve.