there’s nothing like nuggets and boobies!

Crispy Chicken Skewers

Now that I’ve caught your attention! :)

After being sentenced to the kitchen for committing a half-week long pizza binge, I paid my dues. Can I just say that confessing really helps heal the soul and the waistline!

From my last entry, I featured my list of this week’s yums. And one of those yums just so happens to be Crispy Chicken Skewers. True fact about me: I love anything attached to a stick from corn dogs, to chicken satay, any kind of meat kebab, popsicles, and the list can go on. It makes food a lot more fun to eat, don’t you think? Another plus is that it’s baked and not drowned in frying oil. What a great healthier alternative for my chicken nugget cravings!

This recipe from How Sweet it Is is amazing! It’s incredibly easy (which of course, you know I’ll love) and takes less than half an hour to bake in the oven. At first bite, it was LOVE! I’ve tried a few baked panko crusted chicken recipes before, and they always turned out a bit too dry for my liking. Even when I tried frying it in oil, the chicken still lacked moisture but it had really good crunch! With this recipe there were no complaints! Every piece of chicken on those skewers were moist, flavorful, and had just the right level of crunch! And did I mention that they were soooo succulent and…okay okay, I’ll stop babbling about my obsessive compulsive need to eat moist chicken now!

Can you guess how many she cooked, and how many he ate? Stay tuned because the answers will be revealed at the end.

Let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:

chicken breasts, eggs, flour, panko, Lawry's salt/pepper, and bbq sauce || Starbucks and laptop optional

Now that you have all your ingredients ready. Clean the chicken boobies (I’m infamous for calling my chicken breast “chicken boobies”, doesn’t everyone?) and pat dry. Then chop ‘dem boobies (alright already, I’ll be serious now) into cubes and season with Lawry’s, salt/pepper. I’m a bit heavy-handed with my pepper but go easy on the salt and Lawry’s.

season the chicken cubes and be sure to mix well!

In a bowl, crack the eggs and beat lightly with a fork to make the egg mixture. Using another bowl, mix the panko, flour, Lawry’s, salt/pepper for the panko mixture.

left: panko mixture || right: egg mixture

Now construct your assembly line! 3 easy steps: dip, coat, skewer.

dip!

coat!

skewered!

Bake in the oven at 450° for 12 minutes. Flip and bake for another 12 minutes.

spritz some non-stick cooking spray and they're ready for the oven!

Less than 30 minutes later…

nice and golden!

Serve with BBQ sauce or your favorite condiment.

ANSWER: She cooks 8, He eats 5. How many can you eat? I bet you can’t eat just one! :)

Please take my poll and let me know if you think this dish deserved its spot on this week’s List of Yums!

Crispy Chicken Skewers (adapted from How Sweet it Is)

serves 2

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into cubes)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • wooden skewers
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes before use.
  2. Cut the chicken into cubes and tenderize if desired. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of Lawry’s seasoning.
  3. In a bowl, crack the eggs and lightly beat with a fork.
  4. In another bowl, mix panko, flour, 1/2 tablespoon of Lawry’s seasoning (or more for taste), salt, and pepper.
  5. Dip each piece in the eggs, then in the panko mixture. Skewer, and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces, and lay on a wire rack. I was able to skewer 4-5 pieces of chicken on each wooden skewer (depending on size).
  6. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or spritz with olive oil.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes, flip over, and bake for another 12 more minutes. Serve with BBQ sauce or your desired choice of condiment.

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47 thoughts on “there’s nothing like nuggets and boobies!

  1. OMG chicken boobies!! That is hilarious…i’ve actually never heard that before! Those look great–will try them – lately i can’t stop eating Annie Chun’s Mini wontons and potstickers–i saute them in sesame oil and then make a soy/ginger dip. I know what you mean about pizza because I have no problem eating lunch or dinner food for breakfast!

    1. Yumm, dumplings! I love soy sauce and ginger together! You should try adding some green scallions in the mixture too, it gives it an extra hint of flavor. :)

  2. this look really good, i have no idea what im going to make tonight but this looks like a great option! also – how did you get the pics you post to have captions on the bottom? thats really interesting, and the poll – i’m not that computer savvy! awesome, i’ll bookmark you and put you on my favorite blogs list on the right of my site

    1. Awww you are so sweet! To get the captions you: click on the image, edit, there should of spot where it says caption. Hope that helps! :)

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog, and your kind comments. I think your blog looks great! So nice to be like-minded.

    Best wishes,

    Nancy

  4. This looks abbbsoolutly delish! Im stealing it for dinner one night ;) and a little pizza never hurt anyone! Thanks for sharing!

  5. If anyone tries this on the gas grill – let us know how it works ! I would like to make ahead of time and then have a martini or 2 and let my husband take over them on the grill!

  6. This looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try it! I love that it’s baked instead of fried as well. =) Also, love all the pictures!

  7. Looks delicious… I don’t think my crappy oven with no temperature dial goes that high :) personally I am quite partial to chicken thighs.. I’ve never had a dry one and they’re a cheaper cut, or at least here in Melbourne they are. Not sure if the same could be said in the US.
    We might have to have a how many ways to cook chicken fest… & I love your blog too!

  8. Looks yummy! I’ll have to try making those sometime! Thanks for the visit to and comment on my blog the other day. All the food I took pictures of and even the ones I didn’t was delicious. I can only dream of cooking things that are that good. :) Look forward to reading more and getting more cooking ideas and hope you’ll come back to my page too!

  9. great idea! i personally love any food on a stick as well, but thats mostly because i hate doing dishes and eating food on a stick requires little to no clean up haha.
    lucky for me, Thailand is the land of food on a stick. There isn’t one thing I can think of that I haven’t seen skewered and thrown on a grill. Only problem is, sometimes, I don’t know what i’m eating.
    keep up the good work!
    Jenni Jane
    jjwanderlustgame.com

  10. btw per an earlier comment, look for a great chicken satay and thai peanut sauce recipe on The Wanderlust Game soon :)

  11. Hi Kat! I’m here visiting. Your chicken nuggets sure look easy to make and I think my daughter who’s crazy about chicken satay would love the nuggets. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is cool. Be back later!

  12. Hey there! Thanks for checking out our blog. It looks like you are doing great for yourself over here! I am going to add you to my reader so I can stay in the loop.

  13. Your blog looks great! I don’t eat meat, but maybe I will be nice and make this for my hubby one day!
    Thanks again for stopping by sunnykatie.wordpress.com, and here is a random question: I am going away on vacation for a week and am looking for guest bloggers. Would you be interested?
    -Katie

  14. Uhm, yum! Those look delicious. I never get around to actually taking pictures while I cook and actually blogging about it, but you make me want to.

  15. The skewers look great! And looks like you’ve already got a great following here! Look forward to staying connected!

  16. this look so good! Im hungry now! Can you come over and cook for me and my boyfriend? LOL. Thank you for your comments on my blog- I also am new to it all and hoping to build a fan base. I look forward to your posts, I’m going to subscribe now.

    P.S I love bacon, do you love Jim Gaffigan?

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