I’ve been using this recipe since a vacation to Arkansas eons ago. It was the first vacation where we utilized the new fangled VCR in our mini-van. It was a lifesaver except for the fact we had to listen to Barney videos over and over again. I think we overdosed on The Wizard of Oz, too. My mother-in-law and I spent the quiet evenings browsing through the stacks of cooking magazines in our rental cabin on the lake…these chicken nuggets evolved from the notes I took from one of those recipes. I usually buy a box of seasoned croutons (with an extra on hand in case the chicken breasts are large), smash them up with a rolling pin and add about half the volume of Parmesan compared with the crumbs. So don’t worry too much about exact measurements.
Besides the occasional hot dog, it’s the only meat my daughter ever eats (not that I truly consider hot dogs meat!). Not exactly health food, but a few steps above what you would find in a fast food restaurant. Bill and I like these, too~
Baked Chicken Nuggets~
2 cups crushed seasoned croutons
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2-1 teaspoon basil
1/2-1 teaspoon thyme
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400º. Cover large baking sheet with foil (or just lightly grease baking sheet).
Combine crushed croutons, Parmesan, basil and thyme in large zip lock bag. Dip chicken pieces in melted butter, then crouton mix. Place on large baking sheet.
Bake 20-25 minutes, till lightly browned.
Linked to Savory Sunday~