Chicken and veggies. The bastion of everyone when they start eating healthy, and for many of us, a regular menu item as our healthy eating journey continues.
Variety is the spice of life, and this chicken nugget recipe is a great compromise between healthy and naughty food and one that your entire family will love.
If you are counting calories, keep an eye on how much sauce you are using as it can get you into trouble!
- 3-4 pounds of chicken
- whole wheat italian bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 425. Cut up chicken into bite sized pieces, and season with salt and pepper. Coat chicken with olive oil and dredge in the bread crumbs to thinly coat. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Put some foil down on your cookie sheets (you’ll need 2) and spray them with cooking spray to save you some clean up time.
Bake nuggets for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked through.
Spicy dipping sauce:
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 4 tbsp scallions, chopped fine plus more for topping
- 3 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- 2 tsp Sriracha (or to taste)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and use for dipping your nugge…ys.
Top salad greens with your chicken nuggets and a little bit of the sauce. Serve with cut up veggies for your kiddos!