Healthier Chicken Nuggets: Panko Breaded Chicken (Big Boss Fryer Recipe)

healthier chicken nuggets recipe

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
  • seasoning

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!

Slimming World Friendly Recipe - Healthier Chicken Nuggets with Panko breadcrumbs in the Big Boss Oil-less Fryer Recipe

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13 Replies to “Healthier Chicken Nuggets: Panko Breaded Chicken (Big Boss Fryer Recipe)”

  1. BobbiJo Pentney says: Reply

    My kids would enjoy this, thanks.

  2. So simple and perfect as I just bought a huge box of chicken breasts on sale! I love Panko!

  3. Thanks for the reminder on how much I like Panko for breading. This recipe looks good.

  4. These look and sound amazing and yummy! I know that we’d love them in our house!

  5. these look really good – have never tried panko bread crumbs….

  6. these sound really simple and tasty, my kids would love these

  7. YUM!! They do look good!! Thank You for the recepie! 🙂

  8. I expected a long list of ingredients but was pleasantly surprised to see how easy this is!

  9. looks and sounds great. thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

  10. Looks super easy to make and I love the fact it’s healthier too.

  11. I love how easy this is to make! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Omnomnom, this looks so good I cant wait to try my hand at them! No big boss fryer, but Ill make do somehow. haha

  13. This is nice and easy and I like knowing what is in my chicken nuggets. I’m not very trusting that the fast food versions aren’t full of something gross!

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