It must be some remnant of my inner child breaking through the facade of my so-called "adulthood," but I can't resist a good chicken nugget. This fried, salty, meaty morsel of flavor in a bite-sized package is what dreams are made of. I try to limit my indulgences, but unfortunately I moved to an apartment with a McDonald's only a block away... This means there are often late night stops at the golden arches on my way home after a late night out on the town (you know what I'm talking about). Admittedly I'm not ashamed to let someone else make my food for me, but the great thing about chicken nuggets is that they are simple to make on your own too! Plus there will be no doubt about exactly what part of the chicken you're eating or if any preservatives have been added - everything also just tastes better when you make it from scratch.
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into nugget sized pieces
- grated Parmesan cheese
- plain breadcrumbs
- garlic powder
- oil for frying
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Combine equal parts bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dredge the chicken in the Parmesan/breadcrumb mixture and pan-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve. (I'm a big fan of ranch dressing for a dipping sauce in case you want a suggestion.)
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