Homemade chicken nuggets and chips :)
See, I told you it was something simple. I have lots of holiday stuff coming up (I hope), but today....it's chips and nuggets. Recently I read about these 'lazy homemade potato chips' from PreventionRD and of course, I was all over it. We love chips, but of course, they aren't the healthiest of fares and most of the attempts to make a crispy chip in the oven has not worked....french fries work well, but anyway, the trick to these is that they are cooked in the microwave! You have crispy, kettle-cooked type chips in just a matter of minutes!! AND, all you need is sliced potatoes, olive oil and whatever spices/seasonings you like.
These are also super simple...just cut up some chicken breast in chunks, dip in *egg (I used heavy cream, b/c I had it for one, and two, I was out of yogurt and three, I needed something to help bind the bread crumbs to the chicken. Heavy cream is not a good option in the "healthy" category, so next time I'll probably use yogurt or milk or something, since my little guy is allergic to eggs) Anyway, I used Panko crumbs, b/c that's what I had on hand, covered the nuggets, then placed them on a baking rack on top of a baking pan. Baked for about 15 minutes I think at 400 (I didn't follow a recipe, so you may have to play with the times/temps). I just cooked them until they looked crispy and checked them with my handy dandy meat thermometer (you want it to be over 160 degrees). So, an easy quick meal that the kiddies enjoyed. I served it with corn-on-the-cob and carrot sticks.
Share a STRAW! Yes, you read correctly, we are sharing a straw instead of a spoon on Thursday with Think Tank Momma, and she has chosen ME to be the 'hostess with the mostess'. Ok, so that's a scary thought. But, she did let me choose this week's theme...HOLIDAY DRINKS :D and I'm super excited about it. It can be any kind of festive drink you enjoy....hot chocolates, ciders, punch, or "adult" beverages!! Yay! Link up Thursday to join us, and share your drinks. Every year, I search for the perfect punch recipe, so I'm hoping y'all will hook me up with some great recipes to try.