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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

223 Ratings
223 Ratings
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Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Make chicken nuggets at home using cereal crumbs, spices, and herbs. You can cook them in the microwave or the oven.

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (5-6 medium thighs)
  • 1 cup cereal crumbs, cornflake type
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions

1. Remove skin and bone; cut thighs into bite-sized pieces.

2. Place cornflakes in plastic bag and crush by using a rolling pin.

3. Add remaining ingredients to crushed cornflakes. Close bag tightly and shake until blended.

4. Add a few chicken pieces at a time to crumb mixture. Shake to coat evenly.

Microwave Method:
1. Lightly grease an 8x12 inch baking dish.

2. Place chicken pieces on baking dish so they are not touching. Cover with waxed paper and cook on high.

3. Rotate chicken every 2 to 3 minutes. Cook until tender, about 6-8 minutes.

Conventional Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cooking sheet.

2. Place chicken pieces on cooking sheet so they are not touching.

3. Bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.

 

Notes

To remove bone from chicken thigh:
1. Place chicken on cutting board. Remove skin from thighs.

2. Turn chicken thighs over.

3. Cut around bone and remove it.

Source:

USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals, 2000

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 141
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 344 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 11 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 204 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 141
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 3 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 84 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 17 g
Minerals
Calcium 11 mg
Potassium 204 mg
Sodium 344 mg
Copper 66 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 20 mg
Phosphorus 153 mg
Selenium 19 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 54 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 45 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 53 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Protein Foods 2 1/2 ounces

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