GetFitwithAmy
3 years ago10,000+ Views
Busy Mom Meal - Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (preferably organic) 1 egg 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (make these yourself by throwing some stale bread into the food processor. It's THAT easy!) ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste Cooking oil Instructions 1) Chop the chicken into small chunks and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. 2) Lightly beat the egg with a splash of water in a shallow bowl. 3) In another shallow bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, cheese, paprika, and garlic powder. 4) Bread the chicken: Drop some of the chicken chunks into the egg mixture until they are coated on all sides. Then, dip into the breadcrumb mixture. Roll them around and make sure the pieces are fully coated. Set the coated pieces aside while you finish the rest of the nuggets. 5) Heat a thin layer of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. 6) Cook the chicken nuggets for several minutes on each side until they are golden brown. You want the nuggets to be cooked all the way through by the time they get brown on the outside. Cut one down the middle to make sure it is fully cooked. (No pink!). 7) Transfer the nuggets to a plate lined with paper towels to help drain off any excess oil. To freeze: Bread them and stack uncooked in single rows divided by wax or parchment paper in your freezer container. When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the fridge or on the thaw setting in the microwave and bake as directed.
61 Like
69 Share
7 comments
View more comments
Chicken nuggets can be healthy? This is great news!!
3 years ago·Reply
@pipeline It definitly a great recipe for 30 year olds too :)
3 years ago·Reply
I love chicken nuggets but I'd pretty much given up on them since I started dieting - not anymore!!
3 years ago·Reply
Homemade nugs. I'm into this.
3 years ago·Reply
These actually look amazing...and I'm pretty sure they're a lot healthier than McNuggets too hahaha
2 years ago·Reply
61
7
69