My 11 year old son Caleb threw this out there the other day, "Why don't we eat chicken nuggets anymore? When I was little we used to eat those Dinosaur nuggets. I loved those!"
Son, when a nugget is formed into the shape of a small dinosaur we know there cannot possibly be a lot of actual chicken in it, right? Caleb has acid reflux and needs to watch what he eats. Spicy, fried, and heavily processed food affects him. When he was younger, and did eat chicken nuggets, he would often get stomach pains. We didn't realize he had reflux then nor did we consider the fact that what he was eating was an incredibly processed food made up of an artificial mixture of chicken parts (fat, blood vessels, pieces of bone, nerves and cartilage) battered and fried. Who wouldn't have stomach pains? Hearing that makes me want to get the money back for all of the McD's nuggets I've consumed in my lifetime! After reading the article, "What's Really Inside a Chicken Nugget?" I set out to find a chicken nugget recipe I thought my kids would enjoy. The recipe below was a big hit!
REAL chicken, breaded in clean ingredients. The kids inhaled them. No stomach pains for Caleb.