It was announced today that Walmart is recalling 91,872 pounds of their “Great Value” brand chicken nuggets, produced by Perdue Farms. They said the nuggets “could have been contaminated because a small blue plastic ring got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed,” according to CNN.com.
There are more than 50,000 affected packages of nuggets, and have a “best if used by date” of June 9, 2011. Numbers on the packages are 89008A, 0160 and P-33944.
Perdue is accepting the recalled product for a full refund. No other chicken products are affected.
Anyone who watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution this past spring should feel like every chicken nugget under the sun should be recalled. We’re a little ill remembering Jamie’s graphic demonstration of how they’re made. (Chicken carcass, blender, fried in oil…) We’ve vowed to never eat them again.
Truth be told, those crunchy little nuggets are a favorite of fast-food and quick-fix meals for Americans. But instead of buying those unhealthy versions, consider making them yourself. Think you’re too pressed for time? Just make a triple or quad batch and then freeze single servings… it’s homemade heat and eat!
Here’s how to make healthy chicken nuggets:
One pound of lean chicken breasts (fat and skin trimmed). Cut in to strips or chunks. Soak in a low-fat buttermilk or coat in plain Greek yogurt. Season to taste with paprika, salt and pepper. Then, dredge through Panko breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet, spray the tops with cooking spray, and bake at 425 for about five minutes. Then, flip the strips, spray again, and cook for five minutes. Remove when golden brown. This can feed four hungry kiddos quickly and easily!