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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.

 

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Drool-Worthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

 

Hi Michelle,

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 good.

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

(serves 4)

 

Ingredients

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 pin

1¼ tablespoons onion powder

1¼ tablespoons garlic powder

1¾ teaspoons black pepper

1¾ teaspoons dried hot pepper, crushed

1 teaspoon ginger, ground

paprika, optional

 

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 well combined.

 

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.

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