Here’s a kid friendly recipe everyone in the family is sure to love. It combines two of the most beloved kids’ foods: chicken nuggets and Goldfish crackers.
This kid friendly recipe for homemade Goldfish encrusted chicken nuggets was inspired by the fact that I am trying to break my son out of his Tyson chicken nuggets and Oscar Mayer hot dogs rut. Though I would prefer not to give my son chicken nuggets that are breaded, I feel less guilty about giving him these homemade chicken nuggets since they are baked and not fried and contain no added preservatives.
Kid Friendly Recipe: Goldfish Encrusted Chicken Nuggets
This recipe makes 4 kid-size servings. Total prep time is approximately 45 minutes from start to finish.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 1 large bone-in chicken breast
¼ C. milk
1 C. Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish
salt and pepper
non-stick cooking spray
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a medium size baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Cut your chicken breasts into small bite sized nuggets.
3. In a small bowl, beat the egg and stir in the ¼ C. milk.
4. Place Goldfish crackers into a small sandwich bag and crush them using a rolling pin. Then transfer to a shallow bowl (or paper plate).
5. Taking 1-2 nuggets at a time, dip them in the milk and egg mixture and then dredge them through the Goldfish crumbs until completely coated.
6. Place the coated nuggets into the baking dish.
7. Bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees until cooked through.
8. Serve with your kids’ favorite condiment. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
That’s it! You have now successfully completed this yummy kid-friendly recipe for homemade Goldfish encrusted chicken nuggets. If you’ve got a picky eater on your hands this is one meal that will definitely win the nightly dinnertime battle. Trust me, these chicken nuggets will be devoured by your little ones; in fact, you may find yourself sneaking one or two.
Want more kid-friendly recipes? Check out this article on 25 Toddler Lunch Ideas or this comprehensive Toddler Lunch Ideas Pinterest board. Just because these inspirational sources say “lunch” doesn’t mean they can’t be used at any time of the day.
Do you have your own tried and true kid-friendly recipes? Share them in the comments.
Terri S says
What a great idea! I never thought of using goldfish. Thank you sharing the recipe.
Tori Rankin says
Can you make a big batches of these and freeze them?