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winner winner chicken dinner

April 4, 2011

Last week I saw this recipe of Jessica’s. It made me drool. My computer keys are still not working correctly. So I decided to make it with a few small changes based on what I had on hand. (Allena…Trent will LOVE these!!!)

Crispy Chicken Nuggets adapted from How Sweet It Is

serves 2

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

3 egg whites

1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1/8 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, optional

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut chicken into cubes. In a bowl, combine egg whites and lightly beat with a fork. In another bowl, add breadcrumbs, flour, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and nutritional yeast. Lay a wire rack on a baking sheet and spray it with non-stick spray.

Season chicken with remaining salt and pepper. Dip each piece in egg whites then in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces, and lay on the wire rack. Spray with non-stick spray or spritz with olive oil. (Jessica’s brilliant note: “I find that spraying them with spray gives them crunch but does not cause the oven to smoke at the high temperature.”)

Bake for 12 minutes, flip over, and bake for 12 more. Serve with ketchup, BBQ sauce or dip of choice!


Please do yourself a favor and make these now!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2011 9:19 am


  2. April 4, 2011 9:20 am

    This would be so good with homemade honey dijon!

  3. April 4, 2011 9:25 am

    Oh wow! Must try these!!

  4. April 4, 2011 9:28 am

    I love all of her recipes. And homemade chicken nuggets are certainly up there. 🙂

  5. April 4, 2011 9:29 am

    This sounds delicious! I always need more chicken breast recipes.

  6. April 4, 2011 9:49 am

    YUM!! That looks so delicious and so much better than frying them!!

  7. April 4, 2011 9:59 am

    I’ve had these on the back of my mind too since I saw her post. I love that they look like they have a crunch to them!

  8. April 4, 2011 10:32 am

    I LOVE chicken nuggets. And up until I saw a video of them actually being made in a factory (not recommended, btw), I wanted to order them everywhere I went. I’ve since started making them at home and loving every delicious minute of it 🙂

  9. April 4, 2011 10:33 am

    I used to make chicken nuggets all the time a few years ago, and I just got out of the habit. This may be the push I need. So many things I want to make, though. I was just thinking about BBQ pulled pork for dinner.

    I’ve never made pork though. Maybe I should stick with what I know?

  10. April 4, 2011 11:34 am


  11. April 4, 2011 11:46 am

    Mmmm these look great!!

  12. April 4, 2011 12:59 pm

    I love chicken nuggets but never eat them. I saw how they were made on Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution and it made me want to puke. There’s one brand at Whole Foods that uses chunks of breast like yours does, and I’ll get that from time to time. But yours look even better!

  13. April 4, 2011 3:30 pm

    I love chicken nuggets, theyre just so much fun to eat. 🙂

  14. April 4, 2011 3:33 pm

    weeeeeee! so glad you like them. 😉

  15. April 4, 2011 5:01 pm

    Chicken tenders are the best! Love it 😀

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