Chicken legs or nuggets are one of the favorite meals of the little ones in the house. On many occasions, due to lack of time, we opted for frozen options or fast food chains, unhealthy alternatives high in sodium and saturated fat. To avoid this, we want to propose you a recipe for baked chicken nuggets, easy and quick to prepare , with which you will also not spend a lot of money.
When preparing the homemade and baked chicken nuggets,
We made sure to choose a good white meat, and by not frying them, we are not adding any poor quality fat. For all this, we are facing a much healthier option.
In addition, this version has little to envy the original, since it maintains its flavor to perfection. Keep reading this recipe to find out how to make baked chicken nuggets , gather your ingredients and let us know in the comments if you notice the difference!
How to make Baked Chicken Nuggets:
Blend the chicken breast with the onion, the tablespoon of mustard and the Provençal herbs, until a homogeneous mass is formed.Help yourself with a spoon to form the chicken nuggets. Then pass them through the flour. Once formed, you should freeze them for at least 20 minutes to make it easier for you to manipulate them in the following steps.Lightly beat the egg with the tablespoon of skim milk. In a separate bowl, combine the broken corn flakes, polenta and breadcrumbs.
Pass the nuggets in the egg until they are well soaked.
Avoiding the consumption of frozen and convenience foods in young children can reduce the tendency to develop coronary heart disease in adulthood, such as hypertension, high cholesterol or diabetes. With recipes like these, we are committed to the nutrition and health of the little ones.Tip: The baked chicken nuggets with corn flakes perfectly mimic the crunchy texture of the original recipe.
Then pass them through the bowl with the breadcrumbs, polenta and cornflakes as well. For very crispy baked chicken nuggets, repeat the process a second time , then set aside.Tip: you can also prepare baked chicken nuggets with oatmeal or other cereals, an even healthier option but one that does not preserve the original texture as well.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Cook the chicken nuggets at this temperature for about 20 minutes, until they are golden brown. Do not forget to turn them halfway through , so that they cook on both sides.If you opt for an oil-free fryer, 10-12 minutes at 190 ºC will be enough.
Baked Chicken Nuggets – Nutrition Facts and Sides
Our baked chicken nuggets recipe is a much healthier version than traditional fried, frozen, or fast food chains.In addition to preserving the original flavor, this recipe is ideal to prepare at home, as the little ones love it.
Lastly, here are some ideas for serving your healthy baked chicken nuggets. Accompanying them with a green salad or a light mashed potatoes is the best option when it comes to keeping the calories on the plate. Despite this, we know that sauces are the perfect accompaniment to this type of preparation. We recommend you consult our Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe , a much better option than those prepared industrially.