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Healthy Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
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Healthy Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time

These healthy chipotle chicken nuggets are crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside and oh so tasty! They're high in protein, lower in fat and gluten free. Served with a delicious homemade honey mustard dressing.

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Ingredients (2 servings)

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Chicken Nuggets:
400g chicken breast
100g potato starch
100g rice crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp chipotle powder
1 tbsp paprika powder
-Salt
-Pepper
Honey Mustard Dressing:
60g low fat greek yogurt
30g dijon mustard
2 tbsp honey
-Half a lemon
-Salt
-Pepper
  1. Mix all honey mustard ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and set aside in the fridge.
  2. Set your oven to fan grill at 460°F / 240°C.
  3. Chop chicken breast into nugget sized pieces and season with salt.
  4. Place potato starch (or your preferred flour) on a large plate.
  5. Crack your egg into a bowl, add some salt and beat until well mixed.
  6. On a separate plate, combine rice crumbs (or bread crumbs/panko) with chipotle powder, paprika powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  7. Coat chicken with potato starch. Make sure it's well coated and dust off excess. Then dip chicken in egg mixture. Then coat it with rice crumbs. Make sure your chicken pieces are well coated.
  8. Place coated chicken onto an oven safe wire rack on a sheet pan. Grill for 8 minutes on one side in the oven. Then flip it around and grill for another 5 minutes. You may need to grill it longer if your chicken pieces are larger.
  9. Serve hot with some salad greens and your honey mustard dressing!
Notes
  • If your oven does not have a fan grill option, you may use your broiler or just oven bake. Adjust the cooking time as necessary, until your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Adjust the quantity of chipotle powder to your liking depending on how spicy you want it to be. If you can't handle spice, simply omit the chipotle powder.
  • These nuggets taste best served fresh out of the oven with roasted vegetables, or salad leaves and your favorite dressing. Ketchup works too!
  • Use panko crumbs if you want it crispy and are able to have gluten. Rice crumbs are those who are gluten intolerant. It gives a crispy finish!
  • You can use other flours and starches, eg. corn starch, arrowroot starch, etc.
  • You can use 1 tbsp of honey and add some stevia if you're looking for a lower sugar option.