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Niche Topics (Food and Drinks) offers a large collection of delicious food and drink
recipes to help you decide what to cook, whether it’s a family dinner, lunchbox for
the kids, or entertaining friends at home. Each recipe promises a completely different
taste experience, and all are really easy-to-make.
A summer must-have. Enjoy it as main course, together with cream gravy and hot biscuits,
or take it along on a picnic!
Drool-Worthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets are also a big hit with my kids but they're costing too much both
in money and calories. I'm not trying to scare you – a portion of seemingly harmless
Mcnuggets contains a jaw-dropping 17 grams of fats and we aren't talking about fats
here. Salt, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract (an ingredient that contains MSG),
additives and a host of unhealthy ingredients are added to make them look and taste
Homemade chicken nuggets, on the other hand, are a whole lot healthier. Only "real"
skinless chicken breast (not mechanically separated chicken) is used hence you cut
out unwanted fats and all the stuff that has very little to offer nutritionally.
This easy yet healthy chicken nugget recipe delivers extra crispy and juicy oven-baked
chicken nuggets that you and your kids are sure to drool over – they're superbly
delicious when dipped in honey-mustard dip, barbecue sauce, ketchup, garlic-basil
tomato sauce, or sour cream.
You can season your homemade chicken nuggets with an array of mouth-watering savory
herbs and spices such as parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, red pepper flakes, cayenne
pepper – just alter the basic recipe according to your own taste.
For a bit of extra crunch, you might want to use panko breadcrumbs in place of cornflakes.
To give your homemade chicken nuggets more flavor, you could also add finely grated
fresh Parmesan or pecorino cheese to the breadcrumbs.
Healthy Chicken Nugget Recipe
6 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup skim milk or buttermilk (or 1 egg, lightly beaten)
¾ teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 cup natural cornflakes, lightly crushed using the back of your hands or a rolling
1¼ tablespoons onion powder
1¼ tablespoons garlic powder
1¾ teaspoons black pepper
1¾ teaspoons dried hot pepper, crushed
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
How to make healthy chicken nuggets
1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
2. Cut chicken breasts into thin, small chunk sized shapes to allow easy cooking.
Wash and pat dry with kitchen towel.
3. Place milk in a small bowl and add ¼ teaspoon of poultry seasoning. Stir to combine.
4. In a large plastic or Ziploc bag, add all other spices, remaining poultry seasoning
and crunched up cornflake cereal. Seal and shake the bag until all ingredients are
5. Coat chicken breasts lightly with milk (or beaten egg), shake to remove excess,
then quickly dip into cornflake crumb mixture.
6. Place in the refrigerator for about 50-60 minutes.
7. Remove and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
8. Arrange chicken nuggets on a lightly greased baking tray, making sure to leave
some space between them.
9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. There's no need to turn
them during baking.
Instead of baking, you could also cook homemade chicken nuggets on a non-stick frying
pan, a handful at a time. Fry for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until chicken
nuggets are golden brown.
By Rebecca Garcia
I'm trying to get my children develop healthy eating habits but they just can't say
no to Mcnuggets each time we pass a McDonald’s drive-thru. I don't want to deny them
when they ask for chicken nuggets but fast food isn’t healthy. Do you have a homemade
chicken nugget recipe to share with me? Something really simple so that the kids
can make on their own too. – Michelle, Southampton.