As you probably know by now, I'm always up for trying something new! And this recipe sure fits the bill. If any of you are looking to spice up to packed-lunch routine, I suggest you try these. I don't think you'll be sorry.
what you'll need:
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ½ cup onion, peeled and diced
- 1 cup apple, peeled and grated
- 1 tsp. dried sage
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 2 cups frozen spinach
- 1 cup panko crumbs
- 2 cups canola oil (for frying)
how you'll do it:
Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl
Mix together with your hand
Put bread crumbs in a shallow dish
Shape into small patties and press into the coating
Heat enough oil for shallow frying in a large frying pan.
Add nuggets and cook about six minutes, three minutes per side, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through.
* TO BAKE: Bake at 425 for about 15-20 minutes until firm to the touch.
I ate mine with Ranch dressing, and Ryan requested meatloaf sauce (aka bbq and ketchup). So good!
Freezer Directions: Put 4-5 nuggets into small freezer bags for individual servings and freeze. To Serve: Microwave for about 30-60 seconds if thawed, 60-90 seconds if frozen.
recipe adapted from onceamonthmom