Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets


by Jan 10th, 2010 // Recipes

Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

This morning while I was Skyping with my mom, she pointed out that this blog has no sign of meat. While I don’t have a problem eating meat, I rarely make it at home because my husband is a vegetarian and I am still reeling from seeing Food Inc. To satisfy my fan base, I went in search of good organic, local chicken today. Since I had both butter milk and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers in the house, I made up my own recipe for Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets. I served it with some honey mustard and ate several myself.  Making these things from scratch is a great excuse to eat like a kid again!

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins.

1 pound boneless skinless organic chicken breast
1/2 cup flour mixed with salt & pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup original flavored Goldfish crackers (crushed)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the flour mixture in a shallow bowl, the buttermilk in a second shallow bowl, and the crushed goldfish and breadcrumbs mixed together in third bowl. Cut chicken into nugget sized pieces. Dip the chicken first in the flour mixture, then in the buttermilk and finally in the crumb mixture. Place the coated chicken on a well greased baking sheet.  Spray the top of the nuggets with cooking spray as well. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 7 minutes. Use tongs to flip nuggets and spray tops of them before returning them to the oven another 6 to 8 minutes.   Serve with honey mustard or BBQ sauce.  Serves 4.

Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

My kid was totally fascinated by the fact that chicken nuggets come from raw chicken.  He was very into crushing the goldfish (such a boy!) and also had fun dipping the chicken in each of the ingredients.

goldfish chicken nuggets

4 Comments on “Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets”

  1. 1.) Jessica
    January 15th, 2010

    My kids would love these! I just got some organic pepper and Himalayan sea salt from Sustainable Sourcing and I think I'll toss them around in the flour. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2.) Melissa
    March 9th, 2010

    These look delicious. It's nice to have an alternative to processed chicken nuggets.

  3. 3.) Tess
    September 13th, 2010

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I tried this out tonight, because I had a request for chicken nuggets, and didn't have bread crumbs. It worked out beautifully! Thanks! Definitely a keeper!

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