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Chicken Nuggets

Ok, so they may not look like “dinosaurs”, but let me explain these chicken nuggets

P used to be one of the pickiest eaters. We couldn’t even get her to eat plain chicken. One day I had made Panko Crusted Chicken with Lemon Sauce and was trying to get her to take a bite without forcing it on her. I noticed that one little piece kinda looked like a dinosaur. I told P, “Hey look this one is a dinosaur. There’s its head, body and tail. ROAAAAR!!” I kid you not, she ate every bite. She has never looked back. So whenever I make chicken that is breaded we call it chicken dinosaurs. Crazy the things that we’ll do to get our kids to eat.

This is the grown up version of chicken nuggets.

Will Chicken Nuggets Stay Warm In A Thermos?

Chicken nuggets can be kept warm in a thermos.

Cook the chicken nuggets till done.

Preheat the thermos with hot water and dry.

Place a paper towel in the bottom of the thermos and add chicken nuggets and close the lid.

Can Chicken Nuggets Be Cooked In A Microwave?

Chicken nuggets can be cooked in a microwave.

But, chicken nuggets that are cooked in a microwave will not be crisp.

Can Cooked Chicken Nuggets Be Frozen?

Cooked chicken nuggets my be frozen for longer storage. 

They should be wrapped in plastic and then foil, or placed in an air tight freezer container before freezing.

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4


Ranch Chicken Dinosaurs Recipe by Paula Deen

  • 1 Cup Panko
  • 2 Tb Ranch Mix Dry
  • 1/2 Ts Salt
  • 1 Pound Chicken breasts Boneless, skinless , cubed
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Veggie or Peanut oil for frying


  • In a small bowl combine the panko, ranch mix and salt.
  • Dredge chicken in flour
  • Dip in slightly beaten egg, then coat in the panko mixture.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large Dutch oven.
  • Heat to 360.
  • Fry chicken in batches for 5-6 min or until done. I am constantly moving them around because I hate uneven coloring.
  • Serve with sauce of choice!!
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 1111mg48%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 93IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • My niece will love these!

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  • I love it! I would do the same thing if it meant my kids would eat a certain food.
    Sounds delicious!

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  • Cute story! The chicken sounds delicious. Nice picture – it looks so crispy and yummy!

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