Homemade Chicken Nuggets & Fingerling Fries
If you’re looking for a homemade dinner that both you AND your pickiest eater will equally enjoy, look no further. (It doesn’t really matter if your pickiest eater is 4, or 40.) 🙂
If you’re looking for a way to get your family unhooked off of McDonalds chicken nugget meals, this is also a great way to do it!
In just about 30 minutes, you can serve up some awesome homemade chicken nuggets and fries. Bonus is that kids usually love getting involved in rolling chicken chunks in egg and panko. Super fun and messy! Just what little hands love.
In carby news, Oven-roasted fingerling potatoes with a delicious dipping sauce is one of my entire family’s favorite things to eat.
I just quarter each small potato into wedges, spray the tops briefly with avocado oil spray (olive oil is fine too), and sprinkle them generously with my Diamond Crystal salt (its crunchy and less salty – perfect for taters).
Because you keep rotating the potatoes throughout cooking, each side gets a chance to get nice and browned against the baking sheet.
The chicken gets its crispiness from toasted panko breadcrumbs, and is baked also. We typically cut it into little “popcorn” style chunks, but feel free to cut your chicken into any desired shape – tenders, fingers, etc.
For this recipe I do recommend white meat only. The fat in chicken thighs can cause the breading to go soggy during baking.
Don’t forget a super delicious dipping sauce to go with this fun platter (or create a little mini-bar of sauces!)
Our favorite is Lebanese Toum which is like a strong garlic aioli. But we also like classic fry sauce (ketchup/mayo), or my daughter’s version, ketchup and sour cream (sometimes I don’t know whose child she is). 😂
Homemade herby ranch or a creamy aarkvark/sriracha would be great too!
Once your kids taste how GREAT real chicken tastes, they’ll lose their appetite for McDonald’s
slime nuggets. 🙂
PS – This same meal for 4 people would be about 100 calories less per person, coming out to 310 per person rather than 415 (without any sauces).
Chicken Nuggets & Fingerling Fries
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