This Delicious, Kid-Approved Turkey Nuggets Recipe is a great alternative to unhealthy, pre-made chicken nuggets found in the grocery store. We all want to feed our kids healthy meals. My children love chicken nuggets. However, store-bought nuggets are unhealthy, expensive, and usually, the packages are not enough to feed five children. Therefore, my children don’t often get chicken nuggets.
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Recently, I butchered a 42-pound turkey. It was too big to cook whole, so we cut it into several pieces. There was a lot of meat left on the carcass. I started to carve these smaller pieces off the carcass. It dawned on me that I could make a healthy, frugal alternative to store-bought chicken nuggets. The result was much tastier than the store-bought nuggets. I simply dipped the pieces of meat in egg and then in a flour and spice mixture. Then, I fried them in olive oil on the stovetop. The results were amazing and all of my kids loved them.
When I started raising my own meat, I became very meticulous about using as much as I possibly can of the animal for many reasons. Raising your own meat is a wonderful experience, and it is difficult to explain that I love these animals up until the time of harvest. I try to give them the best life possible and butcher them as humanely as possible. You can read more about the benefits of raising meat chickens here.
I have invested time, money, and energy into my turkeys, chickens, and beef. Therefore, I want to utilize as much of the animal as possible. With almost every bird we eat, I cook the carcass in the slow cooker to make bone broth. Not only is it healthy and frugal, but it also further utilizes the bird. You will never appreciate any meat as much as the meat you raise yourself. Check out my 4 Favorite Farm Kitchen Tools here.
Update: You can easily make these nuggets in the air fryer! This is great for hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven! Choose the chicken setting on your air fryer. I use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked!
Of course, you can substitute chicken for the turkey, whether it be your own farm-raised chicken or even boneless, skinless chicken breast from the store. I hope you enjoy these delicious Kid-Approved Turkey Nuggets.
- 2 Lbs Raw turkey, cut into strips
- Olive oil
- 4 Whole Eggs
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Tbsp Seasoning salt
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1 Tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 Tsp Black pepper
- Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat
- Stir eggs in a medium bowl, set aside
- Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl
- Dip the turkey strips into egg, then into flour mixture, coating well.
- Place coated turkey in skillet.
- Fry well on all sides until meat is no longer pink.
- Add more oil if necessary as you cook all the turkey strips.