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Classic Cleaned Up Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are one of American kids’ five basic food groups: nuggets, burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, and pizza. Every family restaurant chain in the country carries at least one of the “big five” and nuggets are a fast food favorite. What’s not to like? They’re fried-up-crispy, salty, finger food that comes with a sugary dipping sauce –kid heaven! For many children it’s their only daily source of protein and most parents I talk to still believe that chicken nuggets are a reasonable nutritional choice. Let’s have a look at the ingredients in McNuggets:

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Zucchini Meatza

It was inevitable that paleo fans would eventually make a full-meat pizza “crust” and when they did, the grain-free, low-carb “meatza” was born. I’ve tried these in a few different ways, and my personal preference is to cut leaner ground beef with ground chicken or turkey for the base. It’s plenty rich enough without swimming in extra oil from ground pork or double beef. You can use fresh minced onion and garlic to flavor, but I prefer the ease and smoother quality of the dried ground powders –to me the overall taste impact really says “pizzeria”.

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