Kid-Friendly Homemade Chicken Nuggets and Brown Rice #LoveEveryMinute

Kid-Friendly Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Dinner can sometimes be quite the chore for our family. Not only do we have children with limited palates right now, we also seem to forget to plan ahead lately and end up scrounging around the cupboards and fridge for a quick, healthy meal everyone will love.

Luckily I have a few tricks up my sleeve recipes to fall back on that are also kid-friendly. These homemade chicken nuggets are not only tasty but healthy as well. They’re pan fried in a little bit of olive oil and served with delicious brown rice and steamed veggies.

What kid could resist a chicken nugget?

Plus, by using Minute whole grain brown rice and steamed veggies I save time waiting for the sides to be done. My rice cooker takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes for brown rice to be fully cooked. Minute rice takes 10 minutes from cooking to serving! That’s just enough time to cook the chicken and steam the veggies!

And since I refuse to cook two separate meals, my husband and I also indulged in the chicken nugget goodness. We preferred dipping ours in barbecue sauce while the kids enjoyed some ketchup.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for adults

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Author: Danielle
  • 2 chicken, breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup Italian-Style Bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Place chicken breast pieces in a bowl and cover with milk. Let soak for a few minutes while prepping the other ingredients.
  2. Place 1/4 cup of flour into a large ziploc bag. Measure out 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and place into a container with salt and pepper. Grate parmesan cheese into the same container, stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Place egg white in a small bowl.
  4. Take chicken and place in bag with flour. Shake vigorously until the chicken is well coated. Put coated chicken in bowl with egg white and stir to coat chicken.
  5. Place bread crumb mixture in bag you just used for flour. Put chicken back in the bag and shake again coating the chicken with bread crumbs.
  6. Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add coated chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 15 minutes. When chicken is cooked thoroughly remove from pan and serve with brown rice, some steamed veggies or a nice salad to make this a complete meal.


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  1. Those look really good and so much healthier than frozen ones! I love rice too, could eat it all the time!

  2. Now that is a meal I can get behind! Homemade Chicken nuggets, YUM! Yes please. We are huge fans of Minute rice too! We always use it as a side dish.

  3. AWESOME – I’ve been looking for a chicken nugget recipe. Thank you!

  4. we LOVE Minute rice in our home. The kids love the taste, I love the “Minute” 😉 – it’s easy and FAST to make.

    I have made home-made nuggest before, but these look much healthier. Thanks!

  5. This is such a terrific simple and wholesome meal – loving the homemade chicken nuggets!

  6. Much better to make it yourself -then you know what’s in it. Great post. Thank you for sharing! 😉

  7. My son loves the frozen ones and now I want to try making my own! I bet they would be a huge hit!

  8. My kids love chicken nuggets and this is by far the best way for them to have them!

  9. I make something similar for my kids, they are so good.


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