I can’t speak for you, but chicken nuggets defined my childhood palate. They were what my mom defrosted for the babysitter to give me on a Friday night, my constant choice when I ate at McDonald’s, and if they weren’t offered on the kids’ menu at a restaurant, my family completely avoided going out to eat there.

However, just because I’ve grown up doesn’t mean my tastebuds have. If you’re still a nugget freak like me, here are 15 new and creative ways to enjoy these heavenly morsels of chicken.

1. Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets

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Photo by Parisa Soraya

Try this recipe out when it’s Sunday and all the other Chick-fil-As are closed. We’ll guarantee you won’t be able to tell the difference. Recipe here.

2. Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

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Photo by Emma Lally

Give your chicken nuggets a much-needed crunch with this pretzel-encrusted recipe. Make them like this.

3. Chicken Parmesan Nuggets

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Photo by Gina Marcucci

Turn this fancy Italian dish into a finger food favorite. Because you can still keep it classy without using utensils. Click here to get your chicken parm on.

4. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Photo by Max Faucher

A new twist on your Sunday game day classic. Recipe here.

5. Apple Juice Chicken

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Photo by Christal Acosido

I guess opposites really do attract (our tastebuds). Make them like this.

6. Chicken and Waffles

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Photo by Divneet Dhillon

A go-to brunch dish as it combines the best of breakfast and best of lunch into one, protein-packed waffle. Getcho waffle on.

7. Chicken Caesar Sushi

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Photo by Emily Bowen

Combining the best of Asia, Europe, and North America into one very cultured roll. Recipe this way.

8. Texas Chicken Nachos

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Photo courtesy of realfoodbydad.com

Ditch the fries and reach for the nuggets. This right here is living proof that a chicken nugget goes great with anything and everything, especially in this chicken nachos recipe.

9. Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Fingers

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Still working on that family size bag of tortilla chips? This recipe will have you ditching your breadcrumbs for good.

10. Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

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It was about time these two superfoods teamed up. Well, one superfood and one super food. To try out this dynamic duo, click this link.

11. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets

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Meat-lovers rejoice. This carnivore’s dream is too good not to try out.

12. Goldfish Chicken Nuggets

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Photo courtesy of thebakermama.com

Our inner eight-year-olds are screaming right now. Who knew our favorite snack food and favorite dinner could be morphed together into one outrageous dish?

13. Potato Chip Chicken Nuggets

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Photo by anniesnomsblog

Salt and vinegar chicken nuggets? Sour cream and onion chicken nuggets? Barbecue chicken nuggets? The options are endless with this potato chip chicken nugget recipe.

14. Cap’n Crunch Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

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Breakfast and dinner have finally become one with this Cap’n Crunch chicken nugget recipe.

15. Doritos Chicken Tenders

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We could have combined this with #13, but this recipe is so good that it deserves a post of its own.