I made these b/c my DH LOVES chicken nuggets. He liked them fresh from the oven, but was not a fan after reheating (even in oven).
This was delicious! It actually tasted much better than the "chicken nugget" taste I was expecting. I would say it was more similar to Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in taste. For people who mentioned having a hard time with the coating being soggy, I would add more crackers. I also cooked it on 425 for 15 minutes instead of 375 for 15-20 minutes. That may have helped the texture.
I make a similar recipe but use bread crumbs and grated Parmesan in equal portions. The round buttery crackers are very high in fat and that contributes to a "soggy" coating. I had the grandkids set up an "assembly line". One cut the chicken, another dipped in the ranch and the little one rolled them in the bread crumb mixture. They loved helping and now frequently request Ranch Nuggets.
Well, I was excited about these, but they just didn't turn out very crispy. Pretty soggy actually. My dad suggested mixing an egg with the ranch and that might help the texture. I liked the idea of the ranch flavor, though, so maybe all it needs is a little egg in the mix. The recipe was super easy and fast. We also tried to crisp them up in the toaster oven, and they did get a bit crispier, but also dried out. May be worth another try with some tinkering.
I do alot of OAMC cooking and these were super easy and the kids loved them. I do use the store brand version of Ritz to cut down the cost. The first time I made these I ran short of crackers. I tossed in some Italian seasoned bread crumbs (its all I had) and they still came out good...it did alter the taste some but the kids didn't notice. I like the suggestion from nmj about the garlic and onion powder I may try this next time. I also made these by cutting them in strips to save time and work...kids loved them this way too. Much easier. I've made these several times and they have always been a hit. I make them with the store brand round crackers since they are less expensive than RItz. My kids never noticed the difference. I try to keep these in the freezer because they are so easy to heat up for quick lunches.
These were OK. I thought they were kind of bland, but my kids ate them. I used chicken tenders and I added some garlic and onion powder.
I gave this recipe 5 stars. They were easy to make and freeze. My kids could wait to use the ones that were in the freezer. I did use a ranch dressing mix and smart sense mayo instead of the bottled dressing, next time I plan to make my own ranch dressing mix also.
These were pretty good, but I will need to add more in order to give them any real flavor. Still, it's a very versatile recipe, and I do love the clear instructions, especially for freezing. Thanks!