Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Are you kidding me?

I fell asleep early last night watching TV and left two pounds of Gluten-free Casein-free chicken nuggets out on the counter. I didn't find them until 4:00 AM, when I finally woke up to wash my face and brush my teeth, about seven hours after I cooked them. No chance of saving them after that much time left at room temperature. So my question is, why can't I ever forgive myself for wasting time/food? This has happened before, and I'm absolutely certain it will happen again, considering my borderline narcoleptic condition. I was so frustrated with myself for wasting that food and time that I couldn't sleep, so here I sit, blogging at 4:30 AM. Simultaneously thawing another two pounds of chicken as we speak.

I wanted these chicken nuggets to serve some purpose before they make their way to the garbage, so I thought I'd post the recipe for anyone who might be looking for GFCF recipes. These are pretty decent. Bobby and I even like them.

Chicken Nuggets

1 lb chicken breast, cut into chunks

1 egg

3 1/2 Tbsp oil

1 tsp salt and sugar

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

1/4 tsp black pepper and garlic powder

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup rice flour

1/2 cup corn or rice starch

1/2 tsp baking soda

Wash cut chicken in cold water. Mix together egg, oil, salt, sugar, poultry seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder in a large plastic freezer bag. Place chicken into bag and shake, coating each piece.

Place bag into freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and pour the water into bag; shake again.

Ina bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Pour into the bag with the chicken. Shake again to coat.

In a hot frying pan with 1 inch of oil, place a few nuggets at a time and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining nuggets. Serve with dipping sauce.

To store, let nuggets cool to room temperature. Can be frozen up to 3 weeks. To heat frozen nuggets, place in oven at 350 for 10 minutes.


Anne said...

I'm so sorry, they do look really good.

Ashley said...

Seriously? That sucks! No more making chicken nuggets at night.

hayley said...

That stinks! I have the same problem with wasted food, it is part of my eating disorder that I finish everyone's plate:)

SHIRLEY'S said...

Thanks for posting that... I will be cutting and pasting this to an email to my mother-in-law. My husbands younger (18 yrs old) is autistic and has the same GFCF diet. THanks!!

Melissa said...

That does stink... I would have had a REALLY hard time throwing that much chicken away.

Johanna said...

Wow, I am sorry that you had to throw away the chicken nuggets -- they take some time to make!!! Abby loves them too. Her little friends eat them on the afternoons when we have play group at our house too.

Laci said...
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Laci said...

Ok, I have no idea what I did that got my previous comment deleted. So here I go again...

I made these yesterday and they are great. I sent them with Avery today in his lunch.

I also made a gfcf french bread recipe that he loved! If you'd like the recipe just let me know.

Thank you so much for the help yesterday. :)

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