Purple Chicken

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Henrietta23, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Yes, I posted in the right area. This is what we had for dinner tonight. A friend loaned me her copy of Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook. The recipes involve hiding pureed vegetables in foods to trick kids into eating them. My son happens to be pretty good about eating veggies but I tried something out of curiosity tonight. I had some left over beets so I pureed them and then followed the recipe for chicken nuggets. Basically you take chicken breast meat cut up into nugget sized pieces, dip it into a mixture of egg and pureed veggies. I used my beets. Then you dredge the meat in a mixture of bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and parmesan cheese, etc. As I was cooking them my son walked over to ask what was for dinner. I showed him and it wasn't until he said, "We're having PURPLE CHICKEN for dinner???" that I realized the humor in it!
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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    hehehe, I love it! I want to try that!
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sure when he gets a minute to take a break from that new job he will appreciate the humor in your supper, loL!!! Now eat up, looks good!![​IMG]
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    You know, it really was quite tasty! I'm not sure how much nutritional benefit the beet puree added but my almost 6 yo gobbled it up.
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Probably really high in potassium, maybe iron and maybe c...I'm sure it was healthy..well, not the frying part, lol! but the rest, yeah!! Who cares every now and then!! Eat what you like!! It looks good to me! [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Only used a little oil to keep them from sticking so they were healthier than deep fried! [​IMG] And made from scratch so no preservatives and stuff like the ones that come in a box. Feel good about that part!
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You know - I'm trying SO hard to stay out of this - cause this is just asking for a troubled thread... [​IMG]



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  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Oh goodness, what could possibly get you in trouble about chicken nuggets that are purple....?
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  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is funny I put dye in my angel food cake so I just pulled a purple angle food cake out of the oven. Want some desert???
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Oh goodness, what could possibly get you in trouble about chicken nuggets that are purple....?
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