Chicken Strips or Nuggets

Are you trying to save money on your grocery bill?  Are you trying to cut back on the fast-food trips yet still satisfy those hungry people in your family?  Are you wanting to get your family to eat a bit healthier?  Let’s face it! There is a lot of pressure on us moms these days!  The cost of food is always going up and some things just have to be cut.  For us it is fast foods.  We rarely if ever take meals out anymore.  And I’ve become a frugal coupon-shopper to help cut the grocery bill. But the taste for chicken strips/nuggets is still a favorite in my home.  Here is a recipe I developed that cuts out all the preservatives and tastes just as good, if not better!

5-6 chicken breasts*

1/2 c. corn meal

1/2 c. bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

olive oil

Wash the chicken breasts and pat dry.  Cut chicken into strips about 1 inch wide.  If you prefer, cut the strips into nugget-sized pieces.  In a mixing bowl, put the corn meal; bread crumbs; salt; ginger; and cayenne pepper.  Mix well.  Heat about 3 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet.  Toss chicken strips in corn meal mixture, coating all sides.  Place chicken in skillet.  Cook chicken until golden brown on both sides and tender in the middle.  Continue cooking chicken in batches until all is cooked, adding more oil to the skillet as needed.  Serve with your favorite sauces such as BBQ or sweet and sour; a tossed green salad; and fresh corn on the cob!    This recipe will serve 5-6, unless you are feeding 3 teenage boys.

*I purchase chicken breasts with bone because it is so much cheaper than boneless.  Use a sharp knife to cut the meat from the bone, then cut into pieces.

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The Mrs. G's

A mother-daughter project (our married names both begin with G) to rejuvenate our love of cooking and make meals creative and exciting! And now that I (mom) have discovered the Trim Healthy Mama way of cooking, I am trying to incorporate more healthful recipes!

2 thoughts on “Chicken Strips or Nuggets”

  1. I’ve been doing something similar for quite awhile. I get boneless chicken strips when they’re on sale for $1.98 a pound, or when I can get markdowns on Saturday morning. Dip in milk, roll in a flour/seasoned salt mixture (whatever kind of seasoning I have at the moment) and fry in hot oil. And I’ve fed many hungry teenage/college age boys with this – you’re right – they can really put them away!

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