Life Changing Homemade Chicken Nuggets

People assume because I’m a Nutritionist that my kids eat healthy all the time. Well, they’re pretty good. I don’t typically have to shove veggies down their throat but they are still kids…and they are all under six. Sooo…yahhhh.

When I find a healthy recipe that they gobble up…I MUST SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD.

This particular recipe I found in Jo Lusted’s cookbook: “Dish Do-Over”. This book has AMAZING recipes and is a definite go-to for anyone who wants to eat clean. All the recipes are foods you already eat, but modified to be clean. AND KIDS WILL EAT THIS FOOD. Can you say savior?20140603_162110She’s brilliant. That’s all I’m saying.

Here’s the recipe! Ok, my recipe adapted from hers…you can get the original here.

2 chicken breasts
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp combined dried rosemary, basil and oregano (or whatever you have)
pinch sea salt
1 cup panko crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp whole wheat flour

Just to be clear, this is ADAPTED from Jo Lusted’s cookbook: “Dish Do-Over”. I know you saw that I wrote this already, but this woman deserves all the credit…and I want to make sure she gets it…I might have a little bit of a girl-chef-recipe-crush…Ok, here we go:

Get ready. Put panko in one bowl, flour in another bowl and whisk together egg and milk in another. Get ready to get MESSY. It’s a good messy. And a worth it messy.

In a food processor, pulse together chicken, salt and spices. Do not puree. Put in a bowl. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top. Spray with cooking spray.

Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of chicken into a ball. Drop into flour and coat. Dip in egg and then finish in panko. Press it down a little on all sides. Place nugget on baking rack. Lightly mist nuggets with cooking spray.

Bake nuggets in centre of oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and carefully flip nugget, misting again with cooking spray. Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes, until all crispy and delicious.20140603_1708451

Enjoy the silence while your children eat. And then revel in the glory when they ask for MORE. I honestly had to remove my chin from the table because they gobbled these up so quickly! A new staple in our house. Thank you Jo Lusted, thank you.

 And a hearty “You’re welcome.” to every parent I know.