Monday, March 19, 2012

Baked Chicken Nuggets

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast- cut into pieces (think nuggets here)
1/2 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs (I like the seasoned variety)
3 Tbl basil, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning- pinches of each
2 eggs mixed with 2 Tbl milk

Mix spices with bread crumbs. Whisk egg with milk.
Toss chicken in flour. Then coat with egg and milk mixture. Coat in bread crumb mixture. (Actually, I messed up when I made these and added all the dry ingredients together- yes, with the flour, they seemed to turn out just fine and it is EASIER!)
So...all the dry ingredients together in a bowl that has a lid. Dip chicken in milk and egg mixture, throw in the bowl in batches, put the lid on and SHAKE IT UP!
Lay all nuggets on a baking dish lined with foil and coated with cooking spray. (You can drizzle melted butter over them before baking if you want.)

Freeze in ziploc bags.

To serve
Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes until cooked through, turning once during baking. 
(I have a friend who bakes hers first and then reheats in the oven just to reheat.)
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.

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