These nuggets are made with ground chicken so the texture is good for even the littlest finger food eaters. No molars required! Because, we still don't have molars around here.... And to make these little nuggets even more Mom-friendly? They have grated carrots and chopped baby spinach in them. Veggies and protein all in one! Glorious.
Aaron, double fisting.
Chicken Nuggets, adapted from Amanda at The Frikin Chicken (I just stumbled upon this blog and it turns out the author is also a mom of twins! She has some other recipes I want to try and I'm definitely going to start following!)
2 lbs ground chicken
salt and pepper
1 carrot, grated
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a large mixing bowl season the ground chicken with salt and pepper. Next add all the ingredients except for the breadcrumbs and mix them together with a rubber spatula (or your clean hands!). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray it with cooking spray). Spoon a rounded tablespoon of meat into a plate of breadcrumbs and roll to coat and form a little flattened oval "nugget". Place the nuggets on the prepared tray and spray each one with a little olive oil cooking spray. Bake them for about 18 minutes. Cool and serve!
This makes about 3 dozen so freeze them for yummy nuggets anytime!