Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chicken Nuggets

My kids love chicken nuggets. They would have them for every meal if I let them. So I was determined to find a healthier way for them to have them. This is not only healthy but they taste delicious and they eat them like they used to eat the processed ones.

Chicken Nuggets
Recipe Source:

2-3 slices Wheat Bread, for 1 cup of crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup Panko Crumbs
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Egg Whites
1 Tablespoon Water
4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1-inch sized pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

2. In a food processor or blender, place the slices of whole wheat bread and pulse until crumbs form. Add the basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese and pulse until combined. Pour the bread crumbs into a shallow dish and mix in the panko crumbs.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, egg whites and water until well combined. Pat the chicken cubes dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Toss the chicken cubes in the egg white/olive oil mixture before taking a few of them at a time and rolling them in the bread crumb mixture to coat evenly.

4. Place the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Using a pair of tongs, carefully flip the nuggets over and bake for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. I bet I could challenge your kids to a nugget eat off :) I love em' too dipped in ranch with Franks Red Hot Sauce,mmmmm
    Take care.


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