Are chicken nuggets your kids' default meal every time you take them out for dinner or fix their lunch? Have you ever wondered what was really in those chicken nugget or how healthy or unhealthy they really are?
It all starts on a chicken farm. Usually, only retired chickens (no longer egg layers) are destined to be a nugget because their meat is really cheap. Tendons, tissue, cartilage, organs, and other chicken extras are ground up into a fine poultry paste. Because that paste is typically crawling with bacteria, it's washed with ammonia, and treated with an artificial flavoring. To get rid of that pink color, the paste is dyed. Doesn't sound too tasty now does it?
This is how you can make your own chicken nuggets at home instead of buying that mess. Grill a chicken breast and cut it into small dipping size pieces with a knife or cookie cutters. Dip the chicken breast in a beaten egg mix, and then roll it in cornflake crumbs before you bake it. You get the crunch and healthy goodness without all the extra. Plus you get piece of mind knowing your child is getting more than just a breaded paste.