Chicken Nuggets

One of the keys to succeeding on your journey to the real food kitchen is learning how to transform the foods your family already loves into real food.  Here is a delicious and healthier version on an old favorite.

Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2-3 slices of stale, sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspooon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsly
  •  Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 stick butter 
  1. Tear up the bread slices and place in a food processor.  Process until crumbly.
  2. Add the cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, parsly, salt and pepper.  Process until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a pie pan or other shallow dish.
  4.  Melt the butter in a pie pan or other shallow dish.
  5. Using two hands, one “wet” and one “dry”, dip a chicken tender into the butter with your “wet” hand and then into the crumbs with your “dry” hand.  Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the tenders.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Then turn and bake for another 10 minutes or until done.
  7. Serve with honey mustard sauce.  Recipe follows.
Honey Mustard Sauce
  •  1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup raw honey

Combine the mustards and the honey until well mixed.

I think you and your family will really like these nuggets.   And while you’re at it, why don’t you make a double batch.  They would be wonderful for lunch the next day and they are as good cold as they are hot.


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