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Crispy {healthy} Chicken Nuggets

by ADMIN on SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

Healthy chicken nuggets? Whaaat?!

That’s right! When we ate these, my husband looked at me and said: “I feel like I’m eating a cheat meal!”

I have to say, the marinade for these chicken nuggets is unusual {Pickle juice and buttermilk…!}, but it worked wonders for flavor and tenderness.

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside – with no artificial flavors or additives as you’d get with a certain fast food restaurant {*cough*McD*cough*}.


I WILL be making these again. Crispy {healthy} Chicken Nuggets Author: Adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 32 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients

  • 4 (6oz) chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces

  • ⅓ cup buttermilk

  • ⅓ cup pickle juice (straight from the jar!)

  • 1.5 cups panko

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. In a zip lock bad, combine pickle juice, buttermilk, and chicken. Close and let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour (or the whole day).

  2. When you're ready to cook, preheat oven to 400F and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Place panko in a shallow dish and the egg in a separate small bowl.

  5. Dip each chicken piece in the egg then in the panko and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes

  7. ENJOY!



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