Parmesan chicken Bites
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You just can’t say no to chicken nuggets, especially when they’re cooked to absolute crisp-perfection, loaded with that freshly grated Parmesan. And it’s sure to bring out the kid in you as you dunk these bad boys in ketchup and honey mustard!

 
 

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How to Make Any Marinara Sauce in 5 Steps
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Ingredients
  1. high quality tomatoes (canned are perfectly acceptable in my book!)
  2. extra virgin olive oil
  3. garlic
  4. kosher or sea salt
  5. freshly ground black pepper
  6. Basil or Italian herbs
Instructions
  1. Finely chop your garlic. Let the size of your cloves and how much you like the flavor of garlic be your guide. I like about four cloves.
  2. If you are cooking during the summer or fall months, use fresh, ripe, locally grown tomatoes. I like to chop cherry tomatoes, skins and all, but if your tomatoes are very thick-skinned, give them a quick blanch in boiling water before peeling and dicing them. If using canned tomatoes, splurge on an excellent brand, preferably with little or no salt and no added herbs, packed in their own juices (not tomato sauce). Drain canned tomatoes and reserve the liquid, so as to avoid an overly watery sauce. If you are using whole tomatoes, my preferred method is to squeeze the tomatoes with my hands to create small chunks.
  3. Coat your pan with olive oil and sauté the garlic over low heat. (If you are serving pasta, now is the time to put your salted water on to boil.) When the garlic is soft and fragrant, add prepped tomatoes to your pan.
  4. Turn up the heat and let the tomatoes reduce and thicken slightly. I like to add a handful of fresh herbs (both leaves and stalks), such as basil and parsley, and let them poach in the sauce
  5. If your marinara is looking too thick, add some reserved tomato water or pasta water. Add salt and a grind or two of black pepper until flavors taste balanced. Remove herb stalks and leaves from sauce.
  6. That’s it! Marinara sauce is now ready to eat.
Adapted from Food52
Adapted from Food52
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