Looking for a healthy option to feed your kids that they will actually love? Try these tasty Homemade Chicken Nuggets.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Ground Chicken for a Healthy Dinner Option the Kids will Love
Chicken nuggets for dinner as a healthy food option? Yes indeed! These homemade nuggets are a healthy choice when it comes to cooking up something the kidos are going to love.
Frozen, store-bought, processed, fast-food chicken nuggets can be nutritional nightmares. These nuggets are not. You bake these tasty nuggets for 20 minutes, spend about 15 minutes prep time and only use 4 ingredients. You save money and time, and these are so much healthier than anything you could buy for take out or in a family restaurant.
Young and old – it doesn’t matter when it comes to biting into these little flavorful nuggets of chicken, they are definitely loved by everyone that tries them.
Ingredients Needed to Make Ground Chicken Nuggets
- Ground Chicken
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Parmesan Cheese
How to Make Chicken Nuggets with Ground Chicken
Easy Step by Step Instructions:
STEP 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
STEP 2. Place ground chicken into a bowl and sprinkle with salt and seasonings. Use your hands to gently mix to combine.
STEP 3. Using a deep flat bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and cheese.
STEP 4. Drop 1 tablespoon of chicken into the bread crumb mixture, coat both sides.
STEP 5. Lay coated chicken onto baking sheet and press lightly into a flat, oval, chicken tender shape, roughly 1/2 inch thick.
STEP 6. Bake for 20 minutes in a 375°F oven.
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- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Place ground chicken into a bowl and sprinkle with salt and seasonings. Gently mix to combine.
Using a deep flat bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and cheese.
Drop 1 tablespoon of chicken into the bread crumb mixture, coat both sides.
Lay coated chicken onto baking sheet and press lightly into a flat, oval, chicken tender shape, roughly 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 375°F oven.
Ground Chicken Nuggets are Great for Dinner or a Healthy Snack for the Kids
We love making these homemade chicken nuggets for something different for dinner or as a healthy party snack option.
Super-simple. With just a few ingredients and not a lot of fuss, these healthy nuggets are ready in about 25 minutes.
Nothing but fresh ground chicken and a few spices goes into these healthy nuggets. The nice thing about making your own nuggets at home is you control the amount of salt that goes into these nuggets.
Dip the nuggets into fresh cheese. Use whatever breadcrumbs you have available. Traditional breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs. Try them both!
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
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TIPS TO MAKING THE BEST NUGGETS –
- 1 pound of ground chicken will make roughly 20 to 24 nuggets.
- Rinse your hands in warm water a few times and keep them wet, this will help making the patties go quicker.
- Sometimes we make 12 patties and then once they are on the cookie sheet ready to be baked, we cut them in half using a sharp knife.
What Should I Serve With My Chicken Nuggets?
- Make a fresh and healthy dip by mixing 1 cup plain yogurt with 3 tablespoons of honey.
- Serve with a healthy tossed salad – here are some healthy salad topping options.
- Easy Rice with Peas
- Fresh Fruit Salad
Could I use Ground Turkey to Make these Nuggets?
Yes, ground turkey will work well. We always recommend using ground turkey with a little fat. Don’t use a 99% fat free blend, use the 93% lean brand for more flavor. Do not buy fat free ground turkey breast for this recipe.
Homemade Chicken Nugget Calories
One serving of homemade chicken nuggets is 164 calories. One serving is 1/4 lb. of cooked ground chicken.
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