Friday, April 1, 2011

Freezer Meal: Chicken Fingers or Nuggets

chicken fingers after flash-frozen

This is a slight update to the previous Garlic Chicken recipe. We use this recipe as a healthy alternative to store bought chicken fingers or chicken nuggets.  Just cut the chicken how you or your family desires and bread it that way.    In my original recipe I recommended bread crumbs, but Panko is now readily available at grocery stores and is crunchier.  Try it!  Here's the recipe:

Garlic Chicken:

2-4 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 Cup olive oil
1/4 Cup PANKO bread crumbs
1 packet Italian dressing mix (or similar seasonings)
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves trimmed of fat, cut into desired shapes

Warm the garlic and olive oil together. In a separate dish, combined bread crumbs, dressing mix, and Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the olive oil and garlic mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture. If freezing, place on a cookie sheet and flash freeze. Then transfer to freezer bags.

Another UPDATE is this is a cook from frozen product!!!  Just stick them in the oven at 375 for about 30-40 minutes until they start to sizzle.  OF COURSE check to make sure they are fully cooked before eating.

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