Healthified Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

92% less fat • 73% less sodium than the original recipe. If fast food or frozen chicken nuggets are your go-to food for busy nights, switch to this feel-good version. They only take 30 minutes total and are amazingly low in fat and calories!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
cup crushed toasted whole wheat flake cereal
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/8
teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1
egg white
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 Preheat oven to 450°F. In a resealable plastic bag, combine crushed cereal, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and, if desired, cayenne pepper. In a small bowl, beat egg white with a fork.
  • 2 Dip chicken pieces into egg white, allowing excess to drip off. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time, to cereal mixture in bag; shake to coat well.
  • 3 Place chicken pieces in a single layer in an ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F).
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 5 or 6 chicken nuggets
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.