Greek Chicken Nuggets are dusted with homemade Greek Seasoning Mix, baked, and speared on toothpicks. Cool them off with homemade Tzatziki Sauce.
My kids are suckers for chicken nuggets and chicken tenders and chicken fingers. That is pretty much all they eat. Not sure what the difference is other than shape and how much a restaurant can charge for the food. They call them chicken tenders and they think they can increase the price a dollar or two.
What is up with that?!?!
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In contrast to me wanting my kids to eat normal meals with us, I love that they are eating from the cheaper kid’s meal menu still as the kids are getting so big and they can EAT! I created this recipe came because of this very problem. Using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts is beneficial in a few ways. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are much cheaper than the breasts and by nature, the dark meat has more flavor.
Cutting the thighs into nuggets will not make them dry out as fast as if you cut breast meat into nuggets. Baking them also helps to retain even more moisture so they are super tender! With my Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix on them, the kids could not tell that it was dark meat. I think they were having too much fun putting them on toothpicks. They didn’t dare dip them into the Tzatziki Sauce because they are still wary of any sauce, but I sure did! I just squeezed some lemon on theirs.
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This recipe is quick to throw together and easy to make. You can even line your pan with foil and just ball it up and throw it away when you are done. Clean up is a snap!
With the chicken being so moist, you can make these ahead of time for your party and just reheat when you are ready to serve! What is not to love about a make-ahead party dish?
Do you think your kids will like these Greek Chicken Nuggets? Mine had too much fun spearing their food to even think about anything else:)
- 4 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless, fat trimmed)
- 2 tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 recipe Tzatziki Sauce for serving
- Trim chicken and cut into nuggets.
- Mix the Greek Seasoning Mix, olive oil, and vinegar in a bowl.
- Add nuggets and toss.
- You can marinate overnight if you want to but I just did an hour.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350F.
- Place chicken nuggets in a foil-lined baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until done in the middle.
- Serve warm with Tzatziki Sauce.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
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