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Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5: Chicken Month

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In honor of National Chicken Month, kids can make their own nuggets.

Chicken Nuggets


  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 ½ pounds
  • Soy sauce, ¼ cup
  • Brown sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • Orange juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil or vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Crushed garlic cloves, 1 to 2
  • Deep bowl with lid
  • Toothpicks
  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Sauces for dipping
  • Pita bread


  1. Chop chicken into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, oil, and garlic in a deep bowl.
  3. Toss chicken cubes in the bowl.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Spear cubes with toothpicks and arrange chicken on plate.
  6. Cover and microwave on high for 6 to 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Dip in favorite sauces or wrap in pita bread for sandwiches.
Source(s):, adapted for the Toolbox Training book 100 Cooking Activities for Kids (activity G7).

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