Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Homemade Triple Crunch Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Triple Crunch Chicken Nuggets

(Serves 4 or more)

My homemade chicken nuggets are super crunchy and delicious.  Baked or fried you can gladly say bye bye to fast food or frozen nuggets. Introduce to your family to the new nuggets on the block. 

Mixing bowls 
Cutting board
Aluminum foil
Skillet and vegetable oil for frying
Baking sheet and olive oil for baking
Clean sandwich or plastic bag
2 Pre-seasoned or marinated chicken breasts
Whole wheat crackers
Plain Panko Bread Crumbs
Kraft Grafted Parmesean Cheese 
(The one in the green bottle used most often for pizza or spaghetti)
2-4 Large Brown Eggs

1.Prepare the weapons!
(Set up your dredging station, put foil on baking sheet or add oil to skillet)
2. Steam it up, little darling (Bob Marley)
(Preheat oven for baking or warm oil for frying)
3. Slice and Dice
(Cut chicken breasts into cubes - sizes will not alarmed)
4. If you're using pre-seasoned or marinated meats - go you
If not, sprinkle sprinkle on your favorite blend of seasonings
5. Get crackin
(Crack and whisk all eggs)
6. Just beat it (Lil M.J)
(Place whole wheat crackers in a plastic bag and beat them to crumbs)
7. Roll up those sleeves, it's dredge time
In one bowl, put your flour. In the bowl "next to it" (Lupe Fiasco), add Panko bread crumbs, whole wheat cracker crumbs and the grated Parmesean. Use your hands to blend. Fun right!
9. Now, let's get messy 
Take a few pieces of chicken and coat in the flour, then the egg wash, then the bread crumb-cracker-panko mixture
10. Run dat back
11. Now real gentle and easy like Sunday morning, lay them down
(Place evenly over baking sheet, leaving enough room to avoid overcrowding.)
11. Drop it low girl, drop it, drop it low (Ester Dean)
(Drop in oil to fry.  Small batches, to avoid overcrowding)
12.  Pancake 
(No not pancakes for real, just flip the chicken halfway through cooking. Like you would a pancake, get it? No!...dats cool. I'll be corny all by myself)
 13. Bakers, after about 30-35 minutes remove nuggets & sprinkle with Parmesan cheese 
(DO NOT question the cheese, please!)
14.  Just keep frying, just keep frying (Finding Nemo)
(If you're frying your nuggets, fry them in batches. Just a few of them, at a time)
15. As you collect them from "the FIYAAAA" (Chaka Khan)
(remove nuggets from oil and drain on paper towels)
16. Let it snowwww, let it snowwwwwww (This goes without saying!)
Sprinkle with Parmesean cheese, immediately
17. Bon Apetit

Dredging station, with meats I seasoned before freezing

Always use flax seed, chia seeds, natural herbs with your seasonings

My sous chef dredging up the hotness



Side piece

Plated homemade nuggets, green peas, and sassy sauteed carrots

I'm ready for my close up
Baked and just as crunchy yummy
Bob Marley - Stir it Up
Lupe Fiasco - Next to it
The Commodores Easy
Ester Dean - Drop it low ft Chris Brown
Just Keep Swimming - Dory
Chaka Khan - Through the fire
Frozen - Let it snow

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Smokey Cheesy Toast

Smokey Cheesy Toast

1 slice per serving

This cheesy bread snack, is made for adults, but loved by kids. Super easy to make and super fun to eat.  So if your tum tum need's some pleasing, I hope you're ready for some cheesin'.

Aluminum foil or parchment paper
Tumeric (Cummin's BFF)
Smoked paprika
Black pepper
Red pepper flakes
1 Cheese grater
1 Baking sheet
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
2-4 Pieces of Deli-sliced whole wheat or whole grain bread 
2-4 blocks (or bags) of your favorite cheese

1. Get it hot in here. Get it hot in here! Get it hot hot hot...ok ok
(Preheat your oven to 300)

2. Go on and lay it downnnnnnnn. You really got it lay it downnnn (C-Breezy back when he was just Chris Brown)
(Lay foil or parchment paper on the baking sheet)

3. Put it down down, like a merry-go-round (Fall Out Boy)
(Put your bread down on your covered baking sheet)

4. Make it rain then. I'ma make it rain, uh! (Travis Porter)
(Drizzle olive oil on your bread)

5. Chop and screw the cheese
(Shred your cheese)
*Unless you are sayin' eff the shredding, and grabbed a bag or two of shredded cheese (no judgement, I still use it some days). If so, hopscotch down to #6. (You know you remember hopscotch)

6. Smother the bread in cheese. Yes, smother it. Cover it. Smack it, flip it, rub it down....oh noooo!(Bell Biv Devo)
*Be sure to shred, or grab out the bag(s), enough cheese to satisfy your private love affair with cheese. (Oh what?!?! Like I'm the only one who has a secret love affair with cheese.) 

7. Sprinkle me, sprinkle me main (E-40)
(Sprinkle your seasonings: cumin, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes over your cheese smothered toast). 

8. Just a touch of oil, a little bit (Slave <---All this time, I never knew this was their name)
(Drizzle olive oil over finished masterpiece, cuz you just mastered that piece! of toast :) 

9. Commence to getting your grub on

"Cheesy, Yummy"-my critics approve

How could you NOT have a secret love affair with cheese? Just look at that!!!!