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Skinny Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Skinny Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 25
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Skinny Baked Chicken Nuggets

You'll still be able to rock your skinny jeans after eating these baked chicken nuggets!

Ingredients

2
cups Cascadian Farm™ organic hearty morning fiber cereal
1
teaspoon smoked paprika
1
teaspoon cayenne pepper
1
teaspoon coarse salt
1
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8
chicken tenderloins, cut into nugget-sized pieces
Cooking spray

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2 In a food processor, blitz together the cereal, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper until finely ground. Pour into a shallow bowl.
  • 3 Lightly spray the chicken pieces with the cooking spray and dredge them through the cereal mixture.
  • 4 Arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray as well.
  • 5 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Flip nuggets and bake 5 more minutes.
  • 6 Serve with ketchup (or your favorite dipping sauce) and a green salad!
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Skinny Chicken Nuggets

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

I'm going to need to see a show of hands here today. When was the last time you ate chicken nuggets?


Oh no, have I brought up horrific memories from the dark corners of your mind? Visions of soggy chunks of mystery meat dripping with high fructose corn syrup and dredged through dirt?

I know. You know what, just cry it out.

There ya go.

Why don't we revisit this classic childhood favorite, but keep it totes waistline friendly and fiberlicious. Cool? Cool.

With that in mind, I grabbed a good handful of Cascadian Farm Organic Hearty Morning fiber cereal, blitzed it up nice and fine with some of my favorite spices, baked the tar out of the nuggets and kind of freaked out on them.

I'm just glad there wasn't a hidden camera.

Two words: MAKE THESE.

Here's the skinny on how:

Measure out 2 cups of cereal.

Cascadian Farms cereal for Skinny Chicken Nuggets

Take ze spices…

Spices for Skinny Chicken Nuggets

Blitz ‘em up and you get this awesome coating.

Breading for Skinny Chicken Nuggets

Pour into a shallow bowl and dredge your chicken nugget pieces through it, like so:

Rolling Skinny Chicken Nuggets in breading

Arrange on a baking sheet.

Out of the oven

After some glorious baking, you end up with healthy nuggets with a hint of sweet and spice. Dunk in your favorite dip and you're SET.

Skinny Chicken Nuggets ready to eat

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Bev said the word "nugget" way too many times during the making of these nuggets. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks (www.bevcooks.com) or her Tablespoon profile.

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