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Chicken Bites

A healthier, real meat alternative for chicken nugget lovers in your house.
4 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Chicken Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1 ½ cups crush Crackers, Snack (Round)
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Parchment Papers
  • Cooking Sprays
  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Soak chicken in ranch dressing for 30 minutes.
  2. In a shallow baking dish, combine Ritz cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese and paprika.
  3. One at a time, dip chicken chunks into crumb mixture, pressing down to ensure entire surface of chicken is coated. Repeat until all chicken breast cubes are coated.
  4. Transfer to a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until chicken in cooked through.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Soak chicken in ranch dressing for 30 minutes.
  2. In a shallow baking dish, combine Ritz cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese and paprika.
  3. One at a time, dip chicken chunks into crumb mixture, pressing down to ensure entire surface of chicken is coated. Repeat until all chicken breast cubes are coated.
  4. Transfer to a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until chicken in cooked through.
  6. Flash freeze.
  7. Once frozen, divide among indicated number of gallon freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Microwave desired number of chicken bites until heated through – apx 90 seconds.

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