Lately it seems I am always trying to find an affordable alternative to traditional kid food.¬† When we were just trying to find Dairy Free it was doable.¬† Now with Gluten Free added into the mix, I may as well just forget finding anything at the store.
I have also given up on fast food and dining out in general.¬† Some restaurants can’t even tell you if their foods contain allergens.¬†¬† Much less offer gluten free or dairy free alternatives.
In my search for Gluten Free Foods I found a package of Ians Chicken Nuggets.¬† They cost me almost $7 for the box!¬† What was in side was depressing! 10 of the smallest chicken nuggets you have ever seen, and they didn’t even taste that good!¬† That is almost $1 a nugget!¬† Crazy Prices!
Everyone should eat healthier, but in this country healthy is considered “Specialty food”.¬† Why is that?¬† Why does it cost us so much to feed our children organic, healthy food?!
Well, I am making it my personal mission to help you guys feed your kids healthy and affordably!
My crew wanted chicken nuggets for lunch today!¬† I was out of them in the freezer and thought that this was a¬† perfect time to take pictures and show you guys how a half an hour in the kitchen can get you 90+ chicken nuggets in your freezer!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Gluten Free Dairy Free
- 3 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- Bread Crumbs ( See How to make your own here!¬† Even GFCF!)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp water
- Vegetable Oil
These are so easy you will wonder why you didn‚Äôt make them sooner!
Take a large skillet or fryer and heat oil to around 325-350 degrees.
In a medium bowl place 2 cups of bread crumbs.
In another bowl beat the 2 eggs and water.
Now, take you chicken breasts and cut them into bite sized pieces. You can make as many as you want.¬† I usually cut up at least 3 lbs at a time.
After chicken is cut up dip it into egg mixture, allowing the excess to drip off.
Then roll it into the bread crumbs.
Then drop into the hot oil.
You may have to refill your egg and¬† bread crumb bowl if you are making a lot of chicken.¬† I had to refill once.
If you are going to eat these immediately,¬† fry until cooked through.
If you are making them to go into the freezer, you will only want to fry for a few seconds on each side and then remove from the oil.
Place chicken on a paper towel or on baking racks so the oil can drain off and the chicken can cool.
Once the chicken is cool.¬† Place in a large freezer bag.¬† Label the bag with the directions below. Freeze until ready to cook.
To cook.¬† Place in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the nuggets. ¬†
Can be stored in the freezer for 3 months.
Great for quick dinners instead of drive through! These are really good!¬† They taste like Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets!
Also great to throw in baked pasta and make a quick baked chicken Parmesan pasta!
With the 3 lbs of chicken breasts I got roughly 90 chicken nuggets!
For you GFCF moms out there…you just saved a fortune on specialty food!
I bought my chicken at WinnDixie this week.¬† They are BOGO!¬† So I got 6 lbs for $14.¬† Not too bad!
Even if you don’ t need a GFCF diet, think of how much you would save compared to a drive through or those expensive bags of frozen chicken nuggets.¬† This way you know what you are feeding your family!