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Old 01-02-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question Freezing homemade chicken nuggets (cooked)??

Hi all --

I pack lunches for my toddler and preschooler. I'd like to send homemade chicken nuggets with them, which their caregiver will reheat in a toaster oven. My question is...has anyone ever frozen homemade chicken nuggets? How do they work out when thawed? Of course we all know that the store-bought nuggets are frozen, but I'm not sure what techniques they use. I make my nuggets out of chopped chicken breast, but the storebought ones appear minced (don't really buy those so I'm not an expert). Any ideas or advice would be appreciated!!


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Old 01-02-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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The pre-made are probably flash frozen, but I see no reason not to freeze enough for one meal and reheat them at home to see how they turn out.

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Old 01-02-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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Space the nuggets on a cookie sheet and freeze them solid then transfer them to meal size storage containers/bags. Then thaw some out and see how they do. The worst that could happen is that they could fall apart.
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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I freeze chicken fingers all the time.

I just throw them in a ziplock freezer bag.
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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I make my homemade version more in a chicken finger format. I cut strips of chicken breasts, marinate it in any mixture I like, coat in flour and fry.

Once fried as Andy said I freeze it first on a cookie sheet. Then remove them and place them in a ziploc and done.

To warm them (I give my son these sometimes for lunch) in an oven or sometimes in a fry pan. I let them crisp up nicely and then let them cool them a bit and then wrap in a foil and off he goes with them to school.
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