Chicken Nuggets

Yesterday while picking up 3 value packs of chicken for $1.58/lb before my raincheck expire, I found a 21 oz box of Kellogg's cornflake crumbs in the marked down bin for $1.99. Score!

So, for dinner tonight, we had chicken nuggets, tator tots ($1.88/bag on sale) and broccoli and cheese ($.66/box).

No pics because, quite frankly, this can get messy.

2.5-3 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2-3 c cornflake crumbs (unless you find a great deal on the crumbs, get regular cereal and toss it in the food processor until it has the texture of bread crumbs)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp grill seasoning (I personally like McCormick's salt-free chicken grill seasoning)

Beat eggs, garlic powder, and grill seasoning in a large bowl. Cube chicken breasts (approx 3/4 in cubes) and add to bowl. Stir to coat chicken well with egg. In a ziplock bag or on a plate, coat small batches of chicken with cornflake crumbs. Place each chicken nugget on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 min or until the inside of your largest/thickest nugget is white. You can also freeze them. Lay them on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 2-3 hours. Once they are frozen, place them into your freezer bag or storage container and promptly return to the freezer. This will help prevent them from sticking when you pull them out of the freezer to bake. To bake them from freezing, you will want a 375 degree oven for 20-25 min.

My batch of chicken nuggets cost me about $5.25. For almost 3 lbs of chicken nuggets!

So, supper for 3 was approx $3.45

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