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Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets

Oven-Fried Chicken NuggetsKids love chicken nuggets and moms will love this healthier oven-fried version.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 pounds boneless, skinless broiler-fryer chicken breasts
2 cups toasted whole grain round oat cereal, crushed*
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4 tablespoons light margarine, melted
Honey-Mustard Sauce (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. With kitchen shears, cut chicken breasts into 36 nuggets.
  2. Cover a 10 1/2 x 15 1/2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; spray with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. In medium bowl, mix together crushed cereal, onion salt, pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. Pour mixture onto waxed paper.
  4. Roll each chicken nugget in melted margarine and then in oat cereal mixture, turning to coat.
  5. Arrange nuggets in single layer on prepared baking pan and bake in 325°F (160°C) oven about 25 minutes or until brown.
  6. Serve with Honey-Mustard Sauce for dipping.

Makes 36 nuggets.

Honey-Mustard Sauce: In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup prepared mustard, 4 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon mayonnaise.

*Crushed oat cereal in food processor or blender until broken into bits but not powdery.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.