I decided to try to make homemade chicken nuggets completely from scratch. I made an impulse purchase at Costco and got a KitchenAid 3 cup food chopper/processor to help me with the recipe I was about to tackle.
Here's my step by step -- I completely made this up and I think you could add whatever flavors make you happy. I might try the next batch with a little cayenne pepper or something to "kick it up a notch".
Homemade Chicken Nuggets - Ingredients
2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plain bread crumbs
4 cups panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Knorr's granulated chicken bouillon (this is salty, so I did not add additional salt)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
Yields 40 nuggets (can vary based on size of nugget)
3. Add Knorr's, garlic powder, pepper and 2 eggs. Mix well. Add plain bread crumbs and parmesean cheese. Mix until it forms a wet dough-like mixture.
4. Spoon balls of mixture into a glass bowl with panko bread crumbs. Toss until chicken is completely coated. (warning: the pureed chicken feels sticky and gross)