A Southern Grace: pee cologne*

March 3, 2016

pee cologne*

Yum

If your TV tastes are anything like mine, you've been missing Parks and Recreation.


I liked having a steady dose of Ron Swanson, Perd Hapley, and Andy Dwyer.

One thing that helped temper the loss was Aziz Ansari's Netflix show, Master of None. Super funny and pretty darn spot-on. He could always make me laugh as Tom Haverford, and one of my favorite bits was his food slang, which actually has an entire site dedicated to it!

*Can you guess the food to which my title refers??


As an homage to Tom, I made some Chickie Nugs, known to normal people as chicken nuggets, little bite-sized pieces of chicken with a crunchy, flavorful coating of pre-toasted Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. They were moist on the inside and quite delicious! I can't say that they were very similar to what I remember from the fast food joints of my childhood, but that's probably a positive quality...

Parmy Parm Chickie Nugs
(printable recipe)
Serves 2-3
Ingredients:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 3 tenderloins, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread Panko out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes--keep a close eye on it! Transfer to a small mixing bowl and let cool for a minute or two, then add Parmesan, thyme, mustard, salt, and pepper. Toss until combined. Rinse off the baking sheet, then cover with foil and place a rack on top.
Place flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes. Increase temperature to 450 degrees F.
One at a time, add a piece of chicken to the flour, and toss until coated, shaking off excess.
Dip it in egg until coated.
Transfer to the Panko mixture and toss until it is completely coated, pressing to adhere. Transfer to the rack on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

19 comments:

Alicia Foodycat said...

I tried with P&R but couldn't get into it. I could get into these nuggets though!

grace said...

@Alicia Foodycat: the latter seasons are much better--the first one was a dud even in this fan's opinion! :o

Marjie said...

So, you could eat a ton of these and not feel guilty, right? ;-)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Master of None? Haven't heard of that show, checking into it soon.

Your Nugs look delish! And yes... not being reminiscent of the fast food joints of our early years is definitely a good thing!

Laura said...

OK Chicken Nugs just makes me laugh. I tried with P&R but it was not really my thing. But I am more a drama and dramedy girl. Husband has been wanting to try Master of None.... Do you watch Crazy Ex Girlfriend? It will probably be canceled :( :( :( but it is hilarious....

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Looks way better than that fast food stuff (though I've been known to down Wendy's in a pinch). Ahhh, if only you'd shared this when my kids were in the "only eat chicken nuggets" years...

Angie Schneider said...

These nuggets look super duper delicious. I am surprised that you didn't fry them since you want to put on some weight!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories said...

What could be better than chickie Nugs lol

Kate @ Framed Cooks said...

Chickie Nugs is my new favorite phrase! And I am going to try One More Time to get into Parks and Recreation....

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I haven't gotten into P&R but I really like Master of None. So much good tv on at the moment!!

Pam said...

Sadly, I haven't seen either of those shows. Just wrote them down. I am loving your nuggets and I know my kids would too.

lisa is cooking said...

A site dedicated to food slang might keep me occupied for the rest of the day! Your chicken nuggets look way, way better than anything from a fast food joint.

lisa is cooking said...

A site dedicated to food slang might keep me occupied for the rest of the day! Your chicken nuggets look way, way better than anything from a fast food joint.

Doneisha said...

These look great!! Have you tried freezing them for a easy meal during the week?

Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction said...

These chicken nuggets look so delicious! Would love these to dip in a sauce right now!

Elsa | the whinery said...

A friend sent a youtube clip of Ron Swanson-isms which was quite hilarious, I spent a good portion of my morning watching clips of P&R that day:-) Cute nuggets, look delicious:-)

Balvinder Ubi said...

"Chiki Nugs" I like that!

Katerina said...

Perfect meal especially when you have little ones at home as I do!

Kate said...

Yes, miss Parks and Rec SO MUCH!! My son is going to flip for these chickie nugs! LOL