Chicken nuggets are a beloved classic in many households, especially for kids. However, store-bought versions can often be filled with preservatives and unnecessary additives. This recipe for homemade chicken nuggets offers a healthier, just as tasty, alternative. Made with simple ingredients and baked to perfection, these nuggets are sure to become a new favorite in your family.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup breadcrumbs (whole wheat for a healthier option)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons milk
Cooking spray or olive oil
Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet:
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease it with cooking spray or olive oil.
Cut Chicken and Prepare Egg Wash:
Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Coat the Chicken:
Dip each chicken piece in the egg mixture, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
Place the coated chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the outside is golden and crispy.
Let the nuggets cool slightly before serving. Serve with your kids' favorite dips like ketchup, BBQ sauce, or honey mustard.
Homemade chicken nuggets are a healthier alternative to fast-food or frozen varieties. By using whole chicken breasts, you're ensuring a good source of lean protein. Opting for whole wheat breadcrumbs increases fiber content, and baking instead of frying reduces the overall fat content.
These homemade chicken nuggets are not only delicious but also a healthier option for kids and adults alike. They are perfect for a family dinner, a kid's party, or even as a snack. By making these nuggets at home, you can control the ingredients, ensuring a nutritious meal that still satisfies those fast-food cravings. Enjoy this easy and tasty recipe that's sure to be a hit with the whole family!