Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baked chicken nuggets

Did you ever hear a joke or see a comedy TV show about the husband who brought home his boss for supper unexpectedly? It happened to me the other night. Fortunately it wasn't a canned soup and toasted cheese sandwich night. My husband isn't crazy about chicken; but the house smelled good when they walked in, and Henry seemed to enjoy the meal. Here's the recipe from a 1991 Southern Living magazine.

1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried whole basil
1/2 teaspoon dried whole thyme
4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
1/4 cup butter melted

Combine first five ingredients in a bag and shake well. Cut chicken into 1" pieces. Dip into melted butter and shake a few at a time in the bread crumb mixture. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Baket at 400° for 20 minutes or until tender.


At Home With Amy said...

First of all I would have killed my husband for not telling me we were having company for dinner. Then I would say a quick prayer over him and whip up something hoping that it would turn out good.
You came up with a fabulous idea Mary. Glad you had all the ingredients on hand.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh my goodness! Glad that all worked out so well :) For me, I can't see it being a good situation at all.. lol! Thanks for the baked chicken nugget recipe. I'll bet that is pretty much weight watcher friendly too.. a good thing for me! -Tammy

Dolores said...

Yummmmm, I copied this recipe, it sounds good and easy! I had to chuckle when reading this post, because I remember David bringing home an out of town client for dinner, when I was 7 months pregnant and the house was a mess..... I don't remember what I made... but I was not a happy camper.... Ha!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Yum! That sounds delicious! I'm always looking for new things to do with chicken. I'll have to print this out for sure. Thanks for sharing it!

Tara said...

I am with Amy! I would of seriously hurt my hubby. I know you were so thankful to have a good meal to offer him. The recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

Barb said...

This sounds yummy, I will need to give it a try...chicken is a favorite at my house! I am sure that soup and grilled cheese would have been fine with the guest, it is the time together that counts! Have a enjoyable weekend! Sending blessings from my part of PA!

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

This is for chicken nuggets. My friends in high school used to always want a nugget when I brought them for lunch. I'm so glad you posted this because can you believe it, I don't have a copy of it! I'm going to copy it down and wow everyone I know. :)