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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked chicken nuggets are quick and easy to make, so they’re perfect for dinner when you have “no time for dinner”.

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You know what I don’t get? Not having time for dinner. What has changed so much that people now don’t have the time for dinner? Make time. My family always had dinner together, it may have been Shake-n-bake with frozen Green Giant veggies, but it was time spent as a family at the supper table. I may not be at home with my father making me eat what’s put in front of me, but I still serve dinner at the dinner table almost every night. No TV, no phones, no games. Dinner. Like baked chicken nuggets.

And what’s with this not having the time for it? Doesn’t it take time to call your order in and then wait for it to be delivered or go pick it up? (Unless they have invented those Jetson’s instant dinner transporters and I don’t know it yet…) I understand that every now and then it is late, and grabbing something quick on the way home is a solution, but I really believe in the quality time spent in the kitchen and around the dinner table.

Sure, Handsome may sigh every time I ask him to help in the kitchen, but its time we get to spend together. We’re not staring at the boob tube, not communicating or interacting. It’s time together in our tiny little cramped kitchen, and it’s time that I love.

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These baked chicken nuggets were surprisingly delicious!

I was impatient while toasting the panko, wondering if it would really make a difference or if it was just a waste of a step, but every step is worth it. These are crunchy, moist, baked deliciousness. (Let me just say these were so tasty I don’t even remember what – if anything – I served as the side dish).

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Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Reply to Kita- thanks for your answer and sorry I forgot to reply sooner. I saved this page so I could reply. They did turn out and they were good! I did get the crumbs a little too dark, but we still liked them. I will do them again. Thanks again, Cari


Monday 5th of March 2012

Hello! Do I have to use the Dijon mustard? We don't like it, even if it's just a little bit. Can I just leave it out? Or what could I use instead? Thanks for any suggestions! I am a newbie to cooking! ;-)


Monday 5th of March 2012

Hi Carrie,

No you don't have to use the Dijon. You could use ranch dressing or plain mustard if you like that instead. It won't make too much of a difference to the over all flavor. I was just thinking about these baked little guys the other day. They really are yummy. Don't skimp on the toasting of the panko - it makes a huge difference. Hope these turn out for you! :)


Friday 20th of May 2011

Back when I lived at home, my parents would always force us to sit down together and eat at the dinner table every night. Since having moved out, I'm usually lazy now and just eat on my bed while surfing the web/watching TV, but I do try to eat with either a roommate or the bf. Great job on the chicken nuggets! I will have to try this recipe.


Thursday 19th of May 2011

I hear you. I guess how you spend time for dinner is the real debate. Is it having time to make dinner? Is it having time to sit down and share dinner? If you make dinner but you eat it together in front of the tv does it count? We make dinner regularly, but we don't sit down and converse while we eat it. We converse while we make it. Either way - I think you are right. I, for one, want to spend less time in front of the tv in general.

The Harried Cook

Wednesday 18th of May 2011

I totally agree! I try my best to have a sit down dinner every night with my family. It takes some hard selling sometimes, but it's so totally worth it! These nuggets look so good. I am guilty of sometimes buying the frozen nuggets, but I make nuggets at home whenever I can. They're SO many times tastier and healthier! I've never tried baking them though, and that makes it sound even better! Thank you for sharing this :)