Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets, a healthy recipe for kids and grown-ups alike. These nuggets are made with real ingredients, and taste even better than the fried ones. Serve them with any sauce of your choice and some veggies on the side, for a nutritious and delicious family dinner.
Chicken nuggets must be one of the most popular chicken recipes. And l can see why, they are some pretty bite-sized goodies that top the list when it comes to kids’ favourite recipes.
Shame that most kids would only have the fast-food version, which l pretty much doubt has any real chicken in it. I mean, l do love a good rant, and l must have moaned many times before about how much l am against these fast-food restaurants. My ears hurt only when l hear words like McDonalds, KFC and the like. Come on, people, you can do better than that.I know that time is ever so precious, but fast food? Really? Rant over. For now.
Cooking your favourite chicken recipes at home is a lot easier than you think. Tender Low-Carb Chicken Fritters Recipe , Baked Crusted Parmesan Chicken, Easy Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings are only some examples that homemade versions of the take-away favourites are as good.
How TO MAKE baked chicken nuggets
These are way healthier than any nuggets you will buy, no matter where from. Yes, you do use a tiny bit of oil to help them crisp up nicely. But that is pretty much it, no deep frying them in a oil that has been heated and re-heated and use for billions of chicken nuggets.
- using weetabix together with the breadcrumbs will ensure that the outside is nice and cripsy, while the inside is tender and juicy
If you don’t have weetabix (not quite sure it’s a thing in other countries outside the UK), you can use cornflakes. Crush the cornflakes and mix them up with the breadcrumbs, and that should do.
- drench the chicken pieces in flour first, shaking off the excess.
- next, dip the in the egg mixture
- and finally in the seasoned breadcrumb and weetabix mixture
Using a non-stick baking tray helps a lot, even though I still make sure it’s greased properly. In this way, I know that the chicken pieces won’t stick to the tray, and they will crisp up properly.
How long do you bake the chicken nuggets for?
Do keep an eye on them, but the nuggets should be ready in about 20-25 minutes if baked at 220 degrees Celsius (425 Fahrenheit).
CHICKEN NUGGETS – THE REAL DEAL
These chicken nuggets are made from chicken breast cut up in chunks, so no need for ground chicken or any other paste. The chicken becomes very tender on the inside, while the outside is golden and crispy, just the way we like it.
Serve them with ketchup, or any other sauce you like, and you are in for the best homemade treat. And whoever says healthy food is boring, give them something to think about!
Why not make these nuggets for Game Day too? Superbowl is just round the corner, and this is one recipe to feed the crowd. And keep them nice and happy too!
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Crsipy Baked Chicken Nuggets, or the best ever homemade chicken nuggets. Crispy, hot, sinfully tasty. And ready in just 30 minutes.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 weetabix crushed
- 3 tbsp oil
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).
Dice the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks.
In a larger bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, crushed weetabix, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and parmesan.
In a separate bowl, add the flour and have yet another bowl for the egg, which should be lightly beaten.
Dip the chicken chunks in flour, then egg and then coat them well in the breadcrumbs mixture.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick baking tray, arrange the chicken nuggets, drizzle some more oil on top and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, turning them once half way through baking to ensure they are nice and crispy on both sides.
Serve them with any sauce of your choice, my favourite is still the good old ketchup.