Baked Nuggets

Baked Nuggets
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Baked Nuggets
Heather Steele

Baked Nuggets

These chicken nuggets are so good, your kids will think they came from a drive-thru — only, they're healthier of course and actually contain 100 percent, recognizable chicken. I use cornmeal and no breadcrumbs — it's the secret to nuggets your kids will love!

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2
Servings
676
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup white or whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup cornmeal
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Pound the chicken breasts with the flat side of a meat tenderizer. Fillet the chicken breasts for very thin nuggets. Cut into evenly sized strips or nuggets. Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Whisk the egg and milk together in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken to the bowl and mix well. Mix the flour and cornmeal together in another medium-sized bowl. Dredge the chicken through the flour mixture one piece at a time. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and arrange the chicken on the cookie sheet.

Coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake until the chicken is cooked thoroughly, about 30-45 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
237mg
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
77g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
115mg
12%
Choline, total
259mg
61%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
153mg
48%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
30mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
812mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
71µg
100%
Sodium, Na
358mg
24%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
197g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%