Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spinach Chicken Nuggets

During one of my venture to The Fresh MarketI was browsing at all the wonderful and different items, as usual, and I saw some spinach chicken nuggets in the freezer section and thought that sounded pretty good.  I thought that was a different idea and a great way to incorporate veggies into a simple and all time favorite and a great way incorporate a different taste into a classic.  Once I saw this recipe I started thinking of ways to make up my own version spinach chicken nuggets; I looked at different chicken nugget recipes on line to see how they made theirs and to figure out what would be the best process to use.  I finally came up with a recipe to work with and I tried it out.  

It turned out pretty good; you really could taste all the flavors but one didn't overwhelm the other.  It was a great blend of all flavors.  I believe I did over processed it in the food processor just a little bit but they still turned out great.  Next time I make them I'll process a little less to leave the chicken a little more like pulled/diced chicken rather than more of a spread.  One thing I did find out by overprocessing this was...this would also be a great spread or dip for a party; serve with Triscuits or pita chips and that would be an awesome pair.

Spinach Chicken Nuggets:

2 Chicken breast

1 Tbs. cream cheese

1/2 Cup Spinach, coarsley chopped

Salt and Pepper

1 Teaspoon parsely

2 Eggs

Flour for coating

1/2-1 Cup cheese, shredded (I used parmesan)


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Once boiling add chicken breast and season water with salt.  Boil chicken until cooked entirely through.  Once chicken is thoroughly cooked remove from heat and drain water.  Cut chicken in larger chunks then place in food processor, add coursely cut spinach, parsley, cream cheese, cheese, salt and pepper and process until everything is blended and until chicken is finely chopped. 

Once processed, begin rolling chicken mixture into small balls. 

Then roll chicken in eggs and coat in flour.

After coated, press the nuggets flat and then place in oil and fry on both sides until done.


Courtesy of Lynsey Lou

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