These Cheez-It Chicken Nuggets are made with moist white meat and Cheez-It Cheddar Grooves and served with a Spicy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce.
It seems like we’ve gone from one playoff season and into the next! Since I had some great Football recipes, I couldn’t let the Basketball season pass by without a little love, ya know? I stumbled upon these new Cheez-It Grooves in Original Cheddar at Walmart last week and thought they’d make a wicked good breading for chicken nuggets.
I was so right, these Cheez-It Chicken Nuggets were the perfect game time snack to settle in with. I also picked up a couple of bags of the new Cheez-It Crunch’d to go with my nuggets! Can you tell I love cheese, it’s a weakness.
Okay, first off, I didn’t actually cook these. I’ve mentioned it several times over that I’m a baking girl – See Healthy and Easy Turkey Chili. Luckily, I’ve got an awesome husband who will step in a bring some of these crazy ideas to life for me! I definitely picked a winner – did I mention he does ALL of the dishes too? No, you can’t have him!
Anyways, Cheez-It is dedicated to using only 100% real cheese, which is baked into every delicious cracker. Matt thought that adding a little crushed pepper into the breading mix to match that bold cheddar flavor would pair nicely with the Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce he whipped up to dip these puppies in!
I never played basketball, I was way too short and uncoordinated for it. Funny, because everyone thought I was going to be so tall and perfect for it until I hit 5th grade. I was the tallest kid in my class and then suddenly I stopped growing. Hello, 5 feet for life?
I’ve never actually been an avid follower of professional or college basketball either, but I managed the Men’s team in high school. It was a lot of fun and the games were always tense and crazy with lots of screaming fans. My freshman year we won the Eastern Maine Championship after coming back from being 17 points behind at half time. It was a crazy game and a night that I’ll definitely hold onto the feeling of for the rest of my life.
You might also enjoy my Baked Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipes!
- 2 Chicken Breasts well trimmed
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Box Cheez-It Grooves crushed
- Oil for frying
- Prep ingredients by placing flour in a large bowl, crushed Cheez-It Grooves in a large bowl and whisky up the eggs in a small bowl and setting aside.
- Cut chicken into small 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips.
- Roll the chicken in the flour and then dip chicken pieces in egg using a fork before tossing in the Cheez-It Grooves crumbs.
- Mix with the crumbs and drop chicken nuggets into a large pan that’s 1/4-1/2 inch full of hot fry oil.
- Cook until they’re golden brown on one side and flip to finish cooking, about 4-5 minutes total.
- You’ll make about 3-4 batches.
- Crush Cheez-It Grooves in a large Ziploc bag with a rolling pin or by putting them in a food processor.
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Comments & Reviews
Mrs. Ackroyd says
You’re probably going to want to “whisk” the eggs rather than “whisky up”….unless you’re having a nip while cooking!
Lou Lou Girls says
This looks incredible! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls
I went through a phase where I experimented with different breading for fried chicken (french fried onions, corn flakes, and Ritz crackers to name a few). I don’t know why it never occurred to me to use Cheez Its. My kids love them. They are going to love this recipe. Thank you for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursday.
Crunchy yumminess in Thai Peanut sauce. Wow, great game food! Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove Link Party! The party goes live every Thursday night at 8 p.m. and runs through the week end. I’m hosting at http://www.homemadefoodjunkie.com. We’d love to see more of your ideas next week!
These sound delicious! My brother is a picky eater, and I have been wanting to make them dinner and he said he would try them!
Karren Haller says
What a great idea for a different chicken nugget, I love how it looks so crunchy!!! 5 Star here!!
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Have a great week, Karren
Oh I’m sure they will, but if they don’t, then hey, more for you, right?
Pinned!! Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week and please come share and link up with me now!! http://www.wrightsimply.com/2015/03/those-messy-leprechauns-wordless.html
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Samantha K says
Yum! I bet the kids would love this! They can be picky at their young ages, but they do love their chicken and most things cheese-y! #client
Haha… I’m glad someone else feels my pain! Us shorties got to stick together 😉
These look yummy! I will have to make them for dinner soon. Your 5′ for life made me laugh. I was the tallest girl in my third grade class and then I stopped growing. Done. Except I didn’t even make it to five feet 😉
peter @feedyoursoultoo says
What a great idea. The cheese and crunch go so good with these.
laura londergan says
oh my yum – I saw these in the store and have been wanting to try them & this recipe would be perfect! Makes me hungry just looking at it! Definitely pinning this! =)