HEALTHY Baked Chicken Nuggets

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I am always on the look out for new lunch foods for my toddler.  She is a very picky eater and I would love to have her get the most nutrition possible.  These HEALTHY Chicken Nuggets were a winner for both of us!  She gobbled them right up!  (I may have, too!) These would also be great for a Healthy Superbowl Snack! When I think of Super Bowl foods, I think of fast finger foods that are easy accessible and that people will love…and I think these would be a great option if you are looking for a healthier alternative!For more ideas on Super Bowl Appetizer/Treat Ideas click here!

recipe from: Skinny Taste

16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp olive oil
6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp panko
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
olive oil spray


Preheat oven to 425°. 
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.
Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet.
Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 – 10 minutes. Turnover then cook another 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked though.

Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of nuggets • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 ptsCalories: 164.9 • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 22.1 g • Carb: 7.7 g • Fiber: 0.9 g  Sugar: 0.1 g


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  1. LifeChanger10

    Um that sounds like a lot of olive oil to use... and they dont come out greasy?

  2. divinefrenzy

    Can't wait to try these!! And thanks for reducing the size of your web banner! :) Much better!

  3. Lori

    Mmmm... This picture makes my mouth water! They sure look better that anything I have in my freezer! Your blog makeover looks great!

  4. Beansieleigh

    Oh, I'm SURE Dear Son would love these... but "PANKO"??? Is this a spice? ~tina

  5. Chef in Training

    It can be found near the dried bread crumbs at the grocery store. It is very similar, it just provides a different, crispier texture.

  6. Chef in Training

    It can be found near the dried bread crumbs at the grocery store. It is very similar, it just provides a different, crispier texture.

  7. marissa

    those look so so good! I love panko

  8. Kim B.

    Do these freeze well? My boys LOVE chicken nuggets & this would be a GREAT healthier version!!

  9. Toqua's Crafts

    I made these for our Super Bowl lunch. I linked back to you in my post. My husband was truly pleasantly surprised! He said, "I didn't expect them to be so good." He's very picky so that is a wonderful compliment to you! Thank you for contributing to our healthy Lunch! :)

  10. Anonymous

    not at all. i made these today and they are great!

  11. Jessica

    These look so much tastier than the ones in the frozen section! Can't wait to try them for my kids!

  12. Laura

    Just made these except I made my own breadcrumbs and added fresh herbs. They were DELISH! :)

  13. Jennifer

    Just made these! Soooo good. Thank you for this super quick and easy recipe!

  14. Jen

    These were so good! Had them tonight! They will be replacing the other homemade nuggets that I was making which were fried, way worse! :) Thanks!

  15. alana

    Hey hon can i freeze these babies? they look delish. My son would look these!

  16. Vanessa

    Made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. My 9 y.o. son said it was EPIC! Thanks for such a great tasting nugget recipe.

  17. Ty

    I love this recipe