Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baked Chicken Nuggets with French Fried Onion Breading

                     Chicken Nuggets with French Fried Onion Breading

These are really good. I once made 5lbs., for a large pot-luck... they were devoured in 15 minutes, and they were looking for more. They're very easy to make, because they're baked. (But taste fried.)
I've used them in place of fried chicken in Fried chicken salad. too.

4 boneless chicken breasts-cut into chunks and thawed
1cup plain bread crumbs
1 small can of french fried onions- crushed very fine
1/4cup cornmeal
1tsp. basil - I leave out the basil sometimes, and use parsley instead
1/2tsp. onion powder
1/2tsp. garlic powder
1egg beaten
butter flavored cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375*
Spray a baking pan with butter flavor cooking spray.
Whisk together the bread crumbs, crushed onions, cornmeal, basil, onion powder, and garlic powder. Set aside.
In a bowl, pour the egg over the cut-up chicken, and toss to coat.
roll, the chicken, a few at a time, in the breading, and place them on the baking pan. they can be placed close together, just not touching.
Spray the top of the chicken, with more butter flavor cooking spray, ( it keeps them from becoming dry.) and bake about 45 minutes, or until they are lightly crispy. Serve hot, as an appetizer or main course.

It's easier to cut-up the chicken, if it's still partially frozen. The baking time will depend, on how big you cut the nuggets. Once it has thawed, toss them in a beaten egg.

The french fried onions need to be crushed very fine, or it won't stick to the chicken.
                              They're great in Fried chicken salad.


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