If you’re looking for a fast easy go to lunch or dinner, you’ll love these chicken nuggets. They’re baked with my secret crunch ingredients. And as always, they’re good for you. Make a batch on Sunday, and refrigerate or freeze leftovers for later.All of the “boys” in my home, age 18, 21 and 50 love this recipe. They especially love it when they can have leftovers for lunch the next day. No need to serve these with traditional French fries.
Rethink your meals for a healthful punch.
Serve them with baked zucchini “fries”
Or Tomato Salad
Chicken Nugget Recipe
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare the chicken:
Cut 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast into 1 ½ inch cubes
- Organic is best, but you can find antibiotic free and no added growth hormones at a reasonable price
Place in bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- Check out my seasoned salt recipe (below) with a nutritional kick
Mix to coat all the chicken
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Make the crunchy coating:
1 cup of baked pita chips
1 cup of sugar snap pea crisps
For a gluten free option – use 2 cups baked sugar snap pea crisps only.
Blend coating ingredients in a blender or food processor on low until you get a fine crumbly mixture.
Make a breading station:
In separate bowls add:
¼ cup flour
1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water
Crunchy coating mixture
Putting it all together:
Dip the chicken pieces first in flour, then in egg mixture, then in crunchy coating mixture.
Spray a baking pan or cookie sheet with 1inch sides with avocado oil or other high heat oil. Place chicken pieces on the pan then spray a little more oil on top of the nuggets. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
Great dipping sauce options – honey mustard recipe (below) or barbeque sauce recipe (below) or eat them as is – they have a fantastic flavor!
Hope this gives you a great go to, easy, quick meal to make this week. Healthy doesn’t have to be hard or tasteless. We can enjoy our chicken nuggets in a whole new healthful way!
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Seasoned Salt Recipe
Includes Nutritional Yeast for an extra vitamin and mineral kick.
Added Tumeric for anti-inflammatory benefits.
2 TBS Nutritional Yeast (found in health food stores)
2 TBS paprika
1 TBS real sea salt
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. lemon pepper
Add ingredients to an empty spice bottle and shake well to combine.
Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing/Dip
4 TBS Organic Mayo
1 TBS Raw Honey
1 TBS Dijon Mustard
¼ tsp. real sea salt
Mix in a small bowl until incorporated.
Homemade BBQ Sauce
In a saucepan add:
1 c. organic ketchup
½ cup water
2 TBS tomato paste
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 TBS molasses
2 TBS honey
2 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp crushed pepper blend
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 min. stirring often.