Recently I was reminded about home frozen food delivery. I checked out some of the available products, and decided to try my hand at some of them myself. Roasted chicken breast nuggets looked good, but got so-so reviews, and at $14+ for 1.5#, are out of my budget. A challenge!
I found chicken tenders for $3.36 and a $1 off sticker at Aldi last week. This sizeable package yielded about 48 large nugget-sized pieces of chicken, which I roasted while I packaged the rest of my groceries. Here’s how I made them:48 chicken breast pieces, two-bite sized salt and pepper about 1 teaspoon olive oil
Mixed all the ingredients in a bowl until well coated. Placed in a glass baking dish in one layer. Roasted at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes until browned. Cooled, placed in a freezer bag, and froze.
48 nuggets make about 5 lunch servings. I tried a few for my lunch that day with some leftover pasta. Moist, flavorful, and really tasty. I can see these used in lots of ways; what a versatile thing to have in the freezer! For about .47 per serving, I’d take these nuggests over the prepared breaded version! Next time I might try different seasonings, perhaps letting them “marinate” for an hour or two.
If I can get more FREE or nearly free chicken, that would make this an even better deal. Even the .88/# split breasts can be used for this (save the bones for stock).