Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

Finally! It's about time I shared another recipe here. I mean, it IS a food blog after all. Tiny confession: I have one more blogpost for our trip to Italy. I have to share the rest of our trip, some photos of what we saw, and my sweet, sweet nephew (let's be real, the best part is pictures of him!). But in the meantime, I thought I'd share this with you.  

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I found this recipe several years ago and tweaked it for my dad who is gluten free. You are more than welcome to use bread crumbs, but I've only ever made it with rice chex, and have loved it every time. I made it for a dinner party once and got rave reviews. 

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I've got to be honest for a second. I'm terrible at cooking chicken. I pride myself in being a pretty decent cook, but along with trying to fold fitted sheets, I fall short every time. I've tried multiple "tried and true" methods and even use a meat thermometer, and yet somehow ruin it every time. Poor Isaac. His favorite meat is chicken and I always end up making it tough and dry. How is that possible? 

But wait! Somehow this chicken turns out super tender and juicy! Why? I don't know--and I'm not going to question it. All I know is that this oven fried chicken is super flavorful from the spicy mustard and fresh rosemary and that it doesn't end up tough and dry. And then it's got walnuts and parmigiano reggianno, which happens to be my current obsession right now. 

 
Gluten free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

The original recipe is for whole chicken breasts, but I thought I would turn them into chicken nuggets for this post because anything miniature is super cute. Show me small bowls, spoons, cups, etc and I automatically want them. Dolls houses? They are the CUTEST!!...Depending on the occasion, you can choose which version you would prefer to make/eat. 

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I'd love for you to make them and let me know what you think! 

Gluten free oven fried rosemary chicken
 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

Favorite Oatmeal Recipes Roundup

Sooo...let's get real. I like oats. A LOT. One look at my instagram account and you'll discover that very quickly. I went scrolling through my account to get some inspiration about my favorite recipes and holy moly. It made me want to eat oatmeal for every meal for the next week!! Okay, maybe not every meal, but it reminded me of how dreamy oats are.

 
Favorite Oatmeal recipes roundup
 

I love eating oats because they can be hot, cold, creamy, doughy, cakey, etc. The possibilities are endless!! It honors my cravings for sweets, fills my desire for doughy textures, and the fiber content keeps me full and my blood sugar stable for several hours. I wanted to share several of my favorite recipes with you so that you can mix up your breakfast routine or get into oatmeal if you're not already into it. I seriously had oats in some form for breakfast for like a year straight. I can help you out!

This is one of the first oatmeal recipes that got me into the world of oats--whipped banana oatmeal. I love topping it with chopped apples, flax seed, and walnuts. <3

Then after my whipped oatmeal phase, I got into various baked oatmeal recipes. Here are a few of my faves...The one below is from Immaeatthat. Kylie knows how to do a baked oatmeal :-D

For the chocolate brulee below, I just top it with peanut butter instead of stuffing it inside. LOVE the crunchy topping! I'm all about mixing crunchy with a doughy texture.

This one is even doughier than the brulee one. It's more like bread pudding (insert heart eye emoji here). Ooey gooey in the middle, crunchy on the top!!

 
 

Then I got into overnight oats. I make mine a variety of different ways. Cooled coffee gives it a nice flavor like in this recipe. 

http://24carrotlife.com/2015/05/03/latte-overnight-oats-vegan/

http://24carrotlife.com/2015/05/03/latte-overnight-oats-vegan/

Other times I mash part of a banana, add oats, chia seeds, pb2, and milk into a bowl, stick in the fridge and then top with fruit, nuts, and peanut butter in the morning. Ohemgee...

And now with the weather FINALLY getting cooler, and my love for espresso continuing to grow, I canNOT wait to try out this recipe below for an oatmeal latte. It's genius!!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/03/how-to-make-an-oatmeal-latte/

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/03/how-to-make-an-oatmeal-latte/

What do you think? Have you tried any of the recipes above? Have a recipe I just HAVE to try? Let me know!

Homemade Copycat Larabars

Hey guyysss. It's been a while since I've posted any recipes or food ideas lately, but working all day with my internship makes blogging and taking food pictures a tad difficult. I can only take pictures in the afternoon, and since I work until 5 or so, I'm forced to work on my blog during the weekends. And every weekend has been so busy...Hence, the long sabbatical since I've posted. 

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