They can, if you don’t fry them. In this recipe by Clean Eats they’re baked, which definitely makes them healthier than the fried ones.
Coated with delicious mixture of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and spices these Chicken Nuggets will maintain their crunchiness and will make yummy snack or weekday dinner. They’re super easy meal to cook and very quick too.
Here’s what you need healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
- 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 6 tbsp whole wheat organic Italian breadcrumbs (if making at home, add 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning)
- 2 tbsp organic panko
- 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
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