To go with the healthier fries I mentioned earlier, a craving for McDonalds led me to try making my own chicken nuggets. After some trial and error, I followed a very simple recipe with no flour and panko bread crumbs which seem to stick better without the added flour.
Healthier Chicken Nuggets Recipe
- 1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Mix the seasoning with the breadcrumbs (choose your seasoning, I have made them with Italian seasoning, spices, whatever my mood leads me to throw in), dip chicken pieces in egg then roll in the breadcrumbs and place on the mesh rack in the lower tier of the big boss (I am sure these would cook just fine in a regular oven).
This was enough chicken nuggets for two of us. I baked them in the big boss at 375F turning as they browned. It took about 18 minutes plus a few mins of prep. No oil was used and they surprisingly did not stick to the mesh tray (the ones with regular bread crumbs did stick).
For the Slimming World eating plan, this is only 3 “syns” including 1 spoon of ketchup for dipping – a huge difference than if I had given into that McDonald’s craving. Yes, I can eat chicken nuggets and fries on a diet – take that salad!