Three Easy and Delicious Meals!

D is in charge!

This recipe comes from a childhood classic chicken nuggets.  There is just something so tasty about chicken nuggets.  I often buy large quantities of chicken breasts at Costco and am always looking for more chicken recipes. If you have any suggestions please share!

I was really craving chicken nuggets, but wanted something a bit healthier and stumbled upon these.  They are super easy to make and quite yummy.  If you have children I highly recommend making these!

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

  • 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (I only had regular)
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.

Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 – 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked though.

They go great with sweet potatoes and some veggies!

The second recipe is a simple and yummy salmon cake recipe.  This comes from my friend Kim who normally makes these as tuna cakes which are quite tasty!  If you do not have salmon you can easily change it up with tuna or crab.

Salmon Cakes

Serves 2 (easily can double)

1/4 Cup Mayo

1 lg. egg

2 slices of bread (sometimes I make without and its just as good)

1 t. ground mustard

1/4 t. salt

1/8 t pepper

2 medium onions, chopped

2 cans 6 oz tuna, drained (we use 2-3 salmon filets)

2 T olive oil

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs (I used pankos)

1 Tbsp. Italian Seasonings

Directions:

Mix mayo and egg in medium bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients except the oil and bread crumbs.

Shape mixture into patties about 3 in. diamter (makes around 4-6 patties)

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.

Coat each pattie with dry bread crumbs.

Cook in oil over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once until golden brown and hot in center (Cover with lit while cooking).

Enjoy!

This third recipe is super easy to make and adapted from here.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (adapted from Hungry-Girl’s Buffalo Chicken Choppity Chop Salad)

Ingredients

  • Four cooked chicken breast, pulled
  • 4 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot Wings Buffalo Sauce
  • 4 tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Whole wheat hamburger bun or sandwich thin
Key ingredient:

Oh  yeah ya!

Directions

I boiled the chicken breasts (frozen) in water and then pulled them first.

Combine pulled chicken, Frank’s RedHot Wings Buffalo Sauce and Parmesan cheese in a bowl until chicken is fully coated. Microwave until warm. Place buffalo chicken on top of whole wheat bun and enjoy!  So easy and quite tasty!

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