Uncle Jonny’s Homemade Super Organic Free Range Chicken Nuggets
In this week’s show (#4: Food), I mention that I decided to feed my kids real chicken. Not sold in the freezer section. Real. Not processed. No chemicals. No antibiotics. Not bought or sold or processed. Not sold, processed or bought. (Old guy reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgu7jdc_fs)
Here’s the recipe. Yes, I actually did have to buy the organic chicken breast(s) to make this:
1 or more chicken breast; for me and my two girls, I use two (2) organic chicken breasts
2 organic eggs
splash of milk (maybe 2.5 teaspoons or a couple of tablespoons or more depending on how much you want to stretch the eggs)
Panko: I choose the Parmesan and Herb from Kroger’s Private Selection; most of a bag for two chicken breasts; yeah, KROGER. Kroger Private effing Selection.
A bunch of olive oil
Get a bowl that is big enough to hold the eggs, the milk and the nuggets. Get a plate to hold the panko and a plate to stash the nuggets after the panko.
Take chicken breasts and cut into nuggets. I’m not a chef, so I don’t know if there is a right or wrong way to do this. Nuggets should be as close in size to the manufactured crap you buy at your kids’ favorite fast food joint. Once your nuggets are cut, break the eggs into bowl. Whisk eggs and pour in milk. Whisk until the consistency is even.
Dip nuggets into the bowl until covered in eggy glop. Roll egged nuggets in panko until fully coated and set on clean plate. Repeat until the nuggets are all sitting in anal precision on the clean plate.
Did I mention you are going to fry these on the stove? Yeah. So get a stove. And a 10-12” frying pan in which you are going to put about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. You will need to refill the oil after a couple of rounds of nuggets, so keep that oil handy. Heat the pan on medium. Ideally, you’d be heating the oil in the pan while performing the nuggetization of the chicken. I understand if you are angry right about now. I hate it when recipes wait to tell you critical information. Hopefully, you’ve read through this first and aren’t too upset.
Fry the nuggets until the chicken looks done and the panko is a lovely cooked color. They are nuggets. You know god damn well what they are supposed to look like.
Side dish suggestion: Cous cous. Takes 5 minutes to make and if your kids are squeamish about the chicken, at least they’ll have something to eat after the 20 minute stand off.
Note: My kids whine about the nuggets sometimes, but they will eat them if I stand my ground. Sometimes there is sweets-based bribery. Which mitigates the organic and the free and the range, but what are you gonna do? Kids have to eat.
I’m not a chef. Just letting you know in case you have feelings about this recipe.