This recipe is kid friendly, mother approved. Your kids will love that they get their favorite, chicken nuggets, and you know that your child is getting a healthier alternative to fried fast food. These nuggets make a great after-school snack or a good weeknight meal with mashed potatoes and a salad.
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Baked Chicken Nuggets
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
Dipping sauce: ranch, honey mustard or spicy ketchup – optional
Preheat oven to 375.
Cut chicken into pieces for nuggets; set aside.
Whip together egg and milk in a medium bowl; place chicken pieces in egg mixture to soak.
Meanwhile, stir together panko bread crumbs and seasonings.
Dredge chicken pieces into bread crumb mixture to coat; dip back into egg mixture and then into bread crumb mixture a second time.
Place breaded chicken pieces on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve nuggets with your favorite condiments or dipping sauce.
For homemade dipping sauces, you might try one of these:
Honey Mustard – combine 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard with 2 tablespoons each of honey and mayo.
Spicy Ketchup – combine 1/4 cup ketchup with 3 tablespoons spicy chili sauce or hot sauce and 2 tablespoons mayo.
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Sour cream, for serving
When you are ready to make the dip stir 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture together with ½ cup sour cream.
Save the remaining dry spice mixture in spice cabinet or pantry for another day.