Welcome to the first edition of what’s cookin’, a guest feature that will showcase delicious, fast and easy meals shared by fabulous fellow bloggers. I am proud to welcome our first guest chef, Dana Grace of The Dream Bed. Dana and I are both Blogshop alumni and I knew the minute I first saw her with her cute glasses and sweet and sassy self that she was definitely a girl after my own heart. Here is her recipe for homemade chicken nuggets that I cannot wait to try!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
(seriously the simplest most delicious recipe I own)
Stovetop stuffing: chicken flavored
Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk. I usually start with three and use more if necessary.
Grind stuffing into a semi-powder. Leave some chunks for extra crunch.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Dip a piece of chicken into the eggs. Then dip that in the stuffing powder. Then place on a nonstick baking pan.
Repeat for each piece of chicken.
As you are dipping (and not dripping) you may notice you have a lot of stuffing left over. This is a great thing! Crack some eggs and double coat those nuggets. If you notice you are running out of the stuffing, try to moderate the coatings until each piece is covered.
Pop those babies in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. At the halfway mark, flip them over so that they are evenly cooked.
Accompanied best by: mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, and cinnamon apple slices. As for condiments, ketchup, honey mustard and barbeque sauce are party favorites.
Dana’s favorite personal memory about the recipe:
This past summer my guy, Ethan, cooked for me a lot. I’d go over after a long night at work and he’d have meals prepared in case I was hungry (so wonderful). After months of royal treatment, I decided to treat him with dinner for a change—only problem was, I’m not best friends with the kitchen. I definitely wanted to make something I wouldn’t have to stress over.
After turning on some Beatles, I served my fun but hearty meal of chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. Ethan was very impressed and he’s even mentioned a few times how he would enjoy if I made those nuggets again.
Thanks so much Dana Grace for sharing this recipe with us! You are wonderful! xoxo