Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Healthy chicken nugget recipe

Today I am sharing a simple, healthy recipe for an old favorite. Chicken nuggets! Sometimes I crave chicken nuggets or chicken tenders that are likely one of the most unhealthy, fried plates on a restaurant/fast food menus. But, there is a way to make this tasty dish healthy at home! The key is the panko crumbs...

 

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 egg and 2 parts egg whites (or 3 eggs)
2 cups panko breadcrumbs (you could also add salt and pepper for more taste, but I don't)
Cooking spray

Directions: 
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Get a cookie pan ready with cooking spray. Set up a bowl of your whisked eggs and a bowl of panko crumbs.

Cut your chicken into chicken nugget sized pieces. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then roll in panko crumbs, making sure that the entire piece of chicken is covered. Then place on sprayed cookie sheet.

Repeat.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Find your favorite dipping sauce (mine is BBQ!) and enjoy! 


9 comments:

That's What She Read said...

I am SO making this! Plus it only takes 20 minutes, which is perfect! Great recipes, my kiddos will thank you! :)

Holly said...

Oh these sound delicious!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Julie said...

Looks yummy!

Shoshanah said...

Whenever I've done this I've added Parmesan to the breading. It may not be the healthiest addition, but it sure tastes good.

Mandy said...

After seeing you Instagram these, I was really hoping you would share the recipe. Homemade chicken nuggets are something I havent had in ages, but now really want.

marisol said...

Even though I know that it isn't real chicken and also know how bad they are for you, I miss mcDonald chicken nuggets. I think the last time I had them was over 2 years ago. This recipe sounds so good. Gotta try it!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Yum, I am definitely making these!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Yum. I am totally making those!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I saw that photo on your instagram and wondered if you made them! They look great. I need to try to make these!