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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

I loved chicken nuggets as a child. This baked version is healthier than the original, and it's a great meal for kids. — Haili Carroll, Valencia, California
Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place cornflakes, parsley, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a blender; cover and pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; stir in bread crumbs and pecans. Place milk in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in crumb mixture to coat.
  2. Place on a greased baking sheet; spritz chicken with cooking spray. Bake 12-16 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning once halfway through cooking.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 203 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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