Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets

When my kids were young I made them homemade chicken nuggets using this recipe. Their friends would gobble them up as well! They also make a nice appetizer for all ages when served with different dipping sauces such as, BBQ sauce, flavored mustards, ketchup or sweet and sour sauce.

Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup homemade breading (see recipe posted below)

Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Place breading in a plastic bag and add a few pieces of chicken at a time, shake to coat evenly.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray. (I line the pan with foil for easier clean up)
Arrange chicken pieces so they are not touching.
At this point I use my Misto sprayer that is filled with olive oil and I spray the nuggets lightly before baking. Bake for 12-14 minutes depending on how big the nuggets are.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauces such as sweet and sour, honey mustard, hot mustard, barbecue sauce or ketchup.

Yield: 4 servings  One Serving: 1/4 recipe

Nutritional Information

Per Servings: 203 calories, 3 g fat, 29.4 g protein, 12.3 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber

Old WWP 4  / New WWPP 5


Homemade Cornflake Breading

The cornflake crumbs give a golden brown color without the addition of fat. Make this large quantity to have on hand.

4 cups packaged cornflake crumbs
4 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place in an air-tight container. Mix well before using. Plan on 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of breading for each chicken part or fish fillet.

Yield: about 4 cups
One serving: 2 tablespoons

One serving: 2 tablespoons

Nutritional Information

Per 2 Tablespoons; 52 calories, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 0.2 g fat, 0.6 g fiber
Good for oven fried: chicken, fish, oysters, or chicken nuggets.

Old WWP 1  / New WWPP 1

Adapted from the cookbook Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas by Brenda Ponichtera Registered Dietitian


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