Honey BBQ Chicken Nuggets

Honey BBQ Chicken Nuggets
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Honey BBQ Chicken Nuggets

Not all chicken nuggets are bad for you! This recipe is suitable for kids and adults alike. Neither processed nor fried, these nuggets are something you and your children can feel good about eating. 

4
Servings
1170
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons natural ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Cups panko crumbs
  • 11/2 Pounds chicken breast, cut into nuggets

Directions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup, honey, oil, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, and paprika. Use a spoon to stir the mixture until smooth. Pour half the sauce into a separate bowl to use as the dipping sauce; reserve.

For assembly, prepare two dishes: one with half of the sauce mixture and one for the panko. Have the baking sheet ready as well.

Dip chicken nuggets into the sauce mixture and coat completely. Then, press into panko crumbs until chicken is fully coated on all sides. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.

Spray the top of the nuggets with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes. For extra-crispy nuggets, turn the chicken halfway through the cooking time, baking for 12-13 minutes per side.

Serve with reserved dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
321mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
102g
78%
Protein
126g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
58µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
331mg
33%
Choline, total
290mg
68%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
185µg
46%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
222mg
69%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
65mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
7mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
1844mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
110µg
100%
Sodium, Na
7266mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
494g
18%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.