Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Golden Nuggets

In an effort to find new and exciting recipes to try, I somehow stumbled on ideas for homemade chicken nuggets. Now, this being my favorite option through the McDonald's drive-thru, I had to wonder if we could create something that could compare to the deliciousness of a McNugget dipped in Sweet and Sour Sauce. . . I'm deciding to ignore the fact that I almost always feel a little gross after eating McDonalds and just focusing in on the chickeny goodness. . .

We picked up ground chicken, apples and spinach to round out the rest of the ingredients we had on hand to fry these up. They were super tasty - to the tune of me eating six in one sitting.

Apple Chicken Nuggets
1 pound ground chicken
1 1/4 cups diced onion
1 cup apple, peeled and grated
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried parsley
2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup dried bread crumbs
2 cups oil for frying
Mix chicken through spinach together and form small patties (we got about 12 large-ish nuggets). Put the bread crumbs in a shallow dish and press the patties into the bread crumbs to coat them. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, cook a few patties at a time, about 3 minutes per side. Lay on paper towel to dry and cool. 

To bake instead of fry: 425 for about 15-20 minutes. (But let's be honest: fried foods just taste better!)

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