Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend. Saturdays at my house mean visiting the market to get some goodies. This morning my mom, sister, and I went to a local market to pick up some fresh vegetables and fruit. I also tried a green smoothie that was delicious. I think I am going to try and recreate it soon, so stay tuned!

For now though, I wanted to share my recipe for “Homemade Chicken Nuggets.” One of the only times that I eat meat is when my family has “Nugget Night.” Our nuggets are a lot tastier than your standard fast food nugget and healthier for you too. We bake instead of fry them and ours have less calories than the fast food ones. I read a scary article recently about the ingredients in fast food nuggets.  I don’t think I will be eating one ever again.  I have come to realize that I enjoy actually knowing what I am putting into my body! So without further ado here is my recipe:

Ingredients:

Two large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
3 cups Panko
1 ½ Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰F.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into cubes. (About 1 ½ in. cubes)

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3.  Crack eggs, mix well in small bowl.
4.  Mix, by shaking, panko and parmesan cheese in a large Ziploc bag.
5.  Dip each nugget in the egg, coating completely.
6.  Then put nugget in Ziploc bag, shake until nugget is coated evenly.
7.  Spread out evenly on baking sheet.

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8.  Bake for 40 minutes or until evenly golden brown.
9.  Enjoy 🙂

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Thank you to my dad for being my hand model, because I personally don’t like touching raw meat!

Nutrition Info:

Chicken is a good source of protein.  Amino acids make up proteins.   They are the building blocks of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

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**If watching your sodium intake do not buy the seasoned Panko and/or add less to reduce the sodium in this recipe.

[Nutrition information was found on the MyPlate website and in some of my Nutrition textbooks]

[Nutritional values determined by the recipe calculator on Sparkpeople.com]

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue B says:

    I love how simple this is. I like that you don’t have to turn them over half way through cooking. I have made a dipping sauce for these with yogurt, mustard and honey trying to replicate a local Salvadorean chicken place near us. Thanks for this recipe!

    1. krisvw says:

      Sounds yummy!! Thanks for reading!

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