Baked Chicken Nuggets

The New Year means healthy eating for a majority of people. Most people like to think of January as giving them a fresh start. A fresh start for eating better, exercising more or spending more time with family and friends - the list goes on and on.

I know that we all love a good ole' chicken nugget. Crispy, deep fried and with lots of dipping sauce is usually how I prefer my nugget. Well, this recipe still packs in the flavor but manages to be friendlier for our waistlines (aka. New Year approved). These bite sized morsels are baked in the oven until golden brown and make quite the easy weeknight meal. Pair them with sweet potato fries and a salad and you can still enjoy that crispy crunch without feeling guilty after your plate is clean.

You Will Need:

  • 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 6 Tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 
  • 2 Tbsp panko 
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Various dipping sauces

 Here We Go:
  • Preheat
    oven to 425°
  • Spray
    a baking sheet with olive oil spray
  • Put t
    he olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another
  • Season
    chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and
    mix well s
    o that the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken
  • Put
    a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet
  • Lightly 
    the top with olive oil spray then
    8 - 10 minutes
  • Turn
    over then
    another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though
  • Serve with ranch, honey mustard, ketchup or bbq sauce

Happy Feasting!


RebekahRose said...

Yummy! I love homemade chicken nuggets! :) This looks like one my son would really enjoy as well. :)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

It was so fun getting together! These look delicious and a so much healthier then fast food nuggets.