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Easy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 11, 2018

These are perfect for little ones as the texture is soft like the processed nuggets we all know well (the reason why processed nuggets are so popular among little kids is because they are so easy to chew and eat!)

Want to cut off all the excess salt, fat and chemicals? Well, problem solved!

Here is how you make your own super easy ‘Un-Processed’ nuggets.


  • ½ pound of chicken breast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter


  1. Boil five ounces of chicken breast for 20 minutes in water.
  2. In a blender, blend together cooked chicken breast, 1 egg and salt.
  3. Pack small balls of the meat mixture into cookie cutters and roll in breadcrumbs. Shapes are optional (dinosaur is an all time favorite.), you can also make them into balls instead of shapes if no cookie cutters are available.
  4. Place shapes (or balls) onto a cookie sheet. Drizzle with a little butter to make them crispier.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Flip halfway through if you want both sides crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce (optional).

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Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

“Plan Your Meals for the Week”

For cooking newbies, shopping for exact recipes can prove helpful. But for us, busy working moms, it is more interesting to look for ingredients you can use in a variety of dishes, this practice can save you time and money. After all, if you buy an entire bunch of tomatoes for a single taco salad, you’re going to end up with a lot in the garbage. But if you buy a whole bunch of tomatoes, cook them and divide them up to use in pastas, in wraps and in salads. You can save on cooking time and keep from throwing away your money. Go into the store knowing how many servings of proteins, grains and vegetables you need. When you get home, get creative to use up everything you’ve purchased.

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