Last night the kids requested (read: begging and pleading) homemade chicken nuggets. We were out of breadcrumbs and I didn’t feel like toasting bread so I went to the pantry to see what we had. Crackers, especially cheese crackers would have been perfect, there were none. We actually don’t have any crackers at all. But I did find some old croutons that I need to get rid of anyway so this was perfect. The kids helped and the nuggets were a hit. Get our super easy how to after the jump…
Old Croutons As Breadcrumbs 1 of 4These were great. Cheese crackers, pita crackers, just about any cracker would work well too.
Making Breadcrumbs In The Hefty Slider Bag 2 of 4This is a tough bag that held up to quite the beating by my kids.
Shaking It Up. 3 of 4The kids loved this part and I was not worried at all, because I was able to slide the top closed a feel confident it wouldn't bust open - even with little kids shaking!
Perfect Nugget 4 of 4The whole family dug in and I feel great serving these for my family instead of the frozen and fried version.
Make Your Own Breadcrumbs And Chicken Nuggets In A Hefty Slider Bag
2 chicken breasts cut into nuggets
1 cup of any old crackers, croutons, pita chips, etc you’ve got laying around the pantry
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 gallon size Hefty Slider Bag
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour oil into a cast iron skillet. Put the crackers, croutons or whatever you are using for breadcrumbs into the Hefty slider bag. Lay a towel on the counter and set the bag on top. Using the flat size of a mallet, hammer the contents of the bag until fine crumbs have formed. Whisk the egg and pour over the chicken nuggets. Place half of the nuggets into the bag of new crushed breadcrumbs, slide it closed and shake to your hearts content until the chicken is coated. Remove and place evenly in the skillet. Repeat with the other half. Place the skillet with all the chicken into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serves 4.
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