Baked Chicken Nuggets

Posted Friday, June 8th 2012 at 2:08pm

By Kelli Bamforth
With the exception of pizza day on Fridays, my favorite school lunch growing up was always chicken nuggets.
Indeed, maybe nothing (at least food-wise) better evokes the nostalgia of my youth than this beloved childhood meal … and finding this recipe means there’s no reason I can’t enjoy a healthier, adult version of this yummy finger food. 
This simple recipe calls for all-white-meat chicken breast coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese — so you don’t have to worry about any of the nasty fillers that can accompany the dreaded fast-food adaptations. Prep was minimal and cleanup simple, so this meal could easily be accomplished on even the busiest of evenings. 
I’d suggest some baked sweet potato fries to accompany the nuggets for a complete “finger meal.” No reason to dirty any silverware, is there? 
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Source: Skinnytaste
16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into even bite-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 spray 
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray. Put the 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 so 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 spray the top with olive oil spray then bake about 10 minutes. Turn over, then cook another eight to 10 minutes or until cooked though.
Makes four servings but can easily be doubled for more.


Aidan Mcwell's picture

Now that i have seeing this I started craving for it. Maybe ill try it after this work of mine about earning income online and what are the ways to make passive income. Then after ill eat this as much as i can.

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