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I Can Cook! Home-Made Chicken Nuggets and Mashed Potatoes

I don’t want Lucas to eat processed food as much as possible. So when Mike requested for chicken nuggets, I wanted to make them myself. I partnered it with home-made mashed potatoes.

Here’s the recipe for the home-made chicken nuggets. By the way, Mike wittily named it Chicken-Mags-Nuggets. Hehe.

  • 1/2 kilo chicken breast fillet or thigh fillet
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (I think oregano alone will taste good too)
  • flour or chicken breading
  • oil for frying
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Cut chicken into small cubes.
  3. Place in a food processor and blend until it becomes a fine paste.

Chicken blended to a fine paste

4. Mix salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning with the chicken. The best mixing tools are your hands.

“Handy” kitchen tool!

5. Roll the mixture into small balls and flatten. I made mine about half-an-inch thick.

6. Coat each nugget with flour and deep fry until golden brown. Fry each side for 3-5 minutes.

7. Remove from the pan and place it on a plate with paper towel to absorb the oil. Serve with barbecue sauce.

Here’s the recipe for home-made mashed potatoes (I like to call them smash potatoes :D)

Ingredients:

  • 6 pieces medium size potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • scallions (optional)
  1. Boil potatoes until soft.
  2. Once cooked, drain the water and place potatoes in a bowl.
  3. I cheated a bit here because I did not really mashed the potatoes. I blended it in the food processor because I wanted the texture to be smooth.
  4. Add salt, pepper, milk and butter. Blend to mix.
  5. Taste, taste, taste! You can more butter or condiments until you’re happy with the taste.
  6. Julienne the scallions and garnish. You can add more when you serve it on each plate. It adds some crunch  and additional flavor to the smooth mashed potatoes.

Viola! A hearty lunch or dinner served!

Chicken Mags Nuggets and Smash potatoes
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