Holy dipping sauce!! These chicken nuggets are AMAZING! I don’t know about you, but I secretely love myself a good batch of chicken nuggets. However, I don’t love the fat and oil and grease that usually comes along with them when you go to a drive through. When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try them out. Thank goodness for trying things out! 🙂 They were a hit in our house for sure. What I love about these nuggets is that they are baked! (You’ve heard me say it before..’baked not fried’..truly, it makes a huge difference.)
3 large chicken breasts or equal amount of chicken tenderloin, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup crushed seasoned bread crumbs (you can find seasoned crutons and just smash them up, too)
1 1/2 cup panko (this is what will crisp these babies up.)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
*preheat oven to 375*
*in a medium sized bowl, combine the panko, crushed bread crumbs (or crutons), and salt and pepper
*in a seperate medium sized bowl, lightly beat the eggs
*taking the cubed chicken pieces, a few at a time, place them in the egg, coating well.
*using tongs, take chicken out of egg, and put i the panko/breadcrumb mixture, coating well
*place on a sprayed cooking sheet
*after all chicken pieces are dipped in egg, coated with panco/breadcrumb and placed on a cooking sheet, place them into the oven and let cook for about 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughtly and golden brown. You can turn chicken halfway through if desired
*when finished cooking, place all chicken nuggets on a plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (We love BBQ sauce, ranch, honey mustard, poppy seed and..of course, ketchup. :D)
My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Is it dinner time yet??