I’m a pretty lucky mom, in that Seven isn’t really too particular about what he eats.
For the most part, that is.
He used to eat just about anything we put in front of him – those tiny little corn cobs you find in salads, broccoli, mushrooms – you name it. But then, he decided broccoli was gross. Mushrooms are nasty. Little corn is disgusting.
I blame two things…other children and commercials.
He didn’t say these things before he started going to pre-school, so someone there must have expressed their distaste for these things. Or, he finally fell victim to the incessant commercials showing bratty kids refusing to eat their vegetables.
I hate kiddie commercials.
I especially hate the commercial for the bath grossness that turns their water magically into slime. Gag. I don’t want to even think about it. Can you imagine sitting your naked self in that Jello looking concoction? (Don’t answer that, ye of bizarre college mating rituals.)
But back to being a picky eater. Yes, let’s get back there.
Seven does love chicken nuggets. Most of which, as you know, are not so much chicken as they are bread crumbs and edible plastic. Please don’t tell me what’s actually in them – somethings are better not to know. However, THESE chicken nuggets are 100% chicken, and he 100% loved them.
This week’s Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up was to appeal to the kiddos in the house. I’ll admit, I kind of feared the recipe. Again this week the chicken was to be coated in Hellmann’s (along with barbeque sauce) before dredging it in seasoned flour and then baked. Would he like it? Would Jon throw a fit? Would it taste good at all?
I feared for nothing.
The mayo/bbq sauce combo was tangy and rich, and really made the nuggets pop with flavor. I was a little shocked to see that Seven ate all of his without being prodded. And Jon? Well, he thought they were great, so it’s likely we’ll have these again and again!
CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH BBQ SAUCE
This smoky chicken has big BBQ flavor and is on the table in 30 minutes or less!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
3/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. ea.), cut into nuggets
1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (I added a little coconut to mine)
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and
mustard in small bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce; set aside. Evenly coat chicken with
sauce, then bread crumbs. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Serve with reserved sauce.
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