Easy Chicken Nuggets (24 Nuggets)

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (also known as 5 minute oats)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor until chicken is finely chopped and ingredients are combined.

3. Place the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl or on a plate and stir to combine.

4. With moistened hands, roll 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture between your palms and flatten it into a “nugget” shape.

5. Gently press nuggets into bread crumbs to evenly coat them.*

6. Place nuggets on a cooling rack. Place cooling rack over a foil-lined baking sheet.

7. Lightly spray nuggets with cooking spray.

8. Bake for 15 minutes and serve.**



* To freeze, place nuggets on a sheet tray after this step and freeze for one hour. Place nuggets in labeled freezer bags for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, follow the directions starting with step #6.

** If you want your nuggets to be golden brown, place under the broiler for 2 minutes after cooking.