I’ve worked in the hotel industry for nearly 14 years now. Over the years, I’ve seen many brides and grooms create gift bags for their out of town guests. A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers told me when she gets married some day that she will include Cheetos for guests. It made me laugh. Renee proclaimed, “Everybody loves them even if they don’t admit it.” I said, “It’s like KFC. Everybody has a favorite kind or side dish but you don’t eat it every often.”
Although this recipe is no KFC secret recipe, it is a healthier way to serve your family something every kid will eat.
Baked Nuggets by Parade Magazine
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into 2 inch pieces)
1/4 c. skim milk
1/2 c. plain dried bread crumbs
Mix flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Pour milk into a separate shallow dish. Pour bread crumbs onto a third shallow dish. Place chicken piece in flour mixture, then milk, and roll in bread crumbs. Place coated pieces on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Nutritional Information: 220 calories per serving, 17 g. carbs, 26 g. protein, 4 g. fat, 65 mg. cholesterol, 220 mg. sodium, and 2 g. fiber. Recipe makes four servings.
Note: One of my friend’s children is allergic to milk. I’m sure this would work just as well with soy milk.
Tangy BBQ Sauce
1/3 c. barbecue sauce
1 T. cider vinegar
2 T. honey
1 tsp. grated orange rind
In a small sauce pan, bring ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Serve warm.
Note: I didn’t have an orange so I used orange juice. I thought the sauce was great.