Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets


This past year I have really been looking at the food I buy and what I feed my family, especially my son. It seems that every product in the store these days is filled with preservatives and unhealthy ingredients. It’s pretty ironic how we fill our bodies with the most unnatural processed things when God has blessed us with so many healthy choices. I will be posting healthy kid recipes here at Ya Salam Cooking from now on and I hope they benefit you as much as they have been me.

When it comes to a lot of foods I do opt for making them myself over the pre-made stuff. I never buy canned foods and I try to always eat fresh or frozen. I think those are some really important things we should all do. Recently I have really put my foot down when it comes to what I feed my son. I have been making all his food as healthy as I can and in batches so that I can freeze then use as needed. Any mother knows that it’s exhausting trying to get a four old to eat especially the right choices. But in the end you will feel a lot better knowing your little ones are eating meals that are actually good for them then giving in to all that pre-made frozen junk and fast food.

To freeze I cut squares out of aluminum foil then place 4-5 nuggets into each one and wrap. I do this until all the nuggets are finished and I place into zip-lock freezer bags making sure that most of the air is out the bag. When re-heating you simply place the foil back in the oven and bake until warm.

2 cups crushed cornflakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup buttermilk
4-5 chicken breast, skinless and boneless

1. Add buttermilk into one bowl, sit aside. In a another bowl add cornflakes, salt and parsley, mix and sit aside.

2. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Lay a non-stick baking mat on a baking sheet, brush lightly with olive oil.

3. Cut chicken into small pieces. Coat in buttermilk then roll in cornflake mixture. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and flip chicken and then bake for a remaining 10 minutes.

Yields: 25-30 nuggets

7 fabulous comments:

  1. From Yeast to Zest2/24/2012

    O' yumm, I also make Salah nuggets with buttermilk but a bit different, I guess mine are chicken strips. Its almost the only way he will eat meat, so I had to learn how to make them healthy myself and never buy the packed ones, yukk. :)

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  2. Kate2/25/2012

    mashallah... as always it looks delicious!
    I have so many yummy posts to catch up on...
    xxx

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  3. Noor2/25/2012

    Zelia yea the frozen ones and even the cooked ones are so gross. The only way to ensure any sort of benefits is just to make them at home. Usually Talal will pick off the 'crispy' but he was eating these all and we were so happy. And the cornflakes are packed with vitamins even dh ate one and was like omg so good and I was like get away LOL.

    Kate thanks your so sweet.

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  4. kristin2/25/2012

    LOL

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  5. New Wife2/26/2012

    mashaAllah they look so yummy! i wonder if my husband would eat these... we are trying to cut down on fried foods. being able to freeze ahead is always a plus!! do you bake them first and then freeze them?

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  6. Noor2/26/2012

    I know my husband tried to eat them and I was like go away these are for Talooly lol. I cook them and the freeze them. I actually just popped a pack in a 350F oven now for his lunch. :)

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