Baked Nuggets

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Baked Nuggets
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
609
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
14g
22%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
249mg
83%
Protein
62g
100%
Carbs
56g
19%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.4%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
74mg
7%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
177µg
44%
Folic acid
71µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
125mg
31%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
25mg
100%
Phosphorus
699mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1006mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
44.3%
Sodium
823mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.3%
Zinc
3mg
20%