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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

223 Ratings
223 Ratings
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Baked Chicken Nuggets
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Preparation 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

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal, cornflakes, crumb
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

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.


Conventional Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Lightly grease a cooking sheet.
  2. Place chicken pieces on cooking sheet so they are not touching.
  3. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes.


Microwave Method

  1. Lightly grease an 8- by 12-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 to 8 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

Serving Size: about 3 ounces
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 175
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Sodium 127 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 13 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 233 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 175
Total Fat 8 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 4 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 67 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 18 g
Minerals
Calcium 13 mg
Potassium 233 mg
Sodium 127 mg
Copper 60 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Phosphorus 169 mg
Selenium 20 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 54 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 0.7 mg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 4 mcg
Folate 45 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 54 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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