#Recipe: Baked Chicken Nuggets with Low Fat Honey Mustard Dip

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My kids love chicken nuggets just like everyone else’s but since I don’t like to do too much fast food and refuse to buy the premade, frozen variety they rarely get to eat them. Every once in a while I treat them to homemade chicken nuggets but I have always pan fried them with a little bit of olive oil. Here is a much easier method of baking them, which allows me to do a lot more in a much shorter amount of time. I made a homemade honey mustard dip (see below) using yogurt to keep it low fat. I also included a BBQ sauce and Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce.

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Some notes about the recipe:

  • The original recipe called for a lot more butter. I cut it in half and the results were fine but if you prefer more, go ahead and add more.

  • The original recipe also had me dipping each nugget individually in butter and breadcrumbs and I am WAY too lazy for that. I poured the butter over the whole bowl of chicken cubes and dumped the entire thing into the breadcrumbs. Worked fine and WAY easier than doing them individually but do each their own!

Baked Chicken Nuggets with Low Fat Honey Mustard Dip
Ingredients for the chicken

  • 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

Directions for chicken

  1. In a large shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Mix well.
  2.  Place chicken cubes in a separate large bowl and drizzle with melted butter. Mix well.
  3.  Place the butter coated chicken cubes in the pan with the bread crumb mixture and stir to coat. You may have to use your hands to get everything equally mixed up.
  4. Place cubes of chicken on a non stick cookie sheet.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear. Flip nuggets over half way through cooking to ensure even browning.
  6. Serve with your choice of dips….Here is my favorite: a low fat honey mustard dip

Low Fat Honey Mustard Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (Works better than regular yogurt because it is thicker)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or to taste, this is for a fairly sweet dip)
  •  3 – 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I used FRENCH’S® Dijon with Chardonnay)

Directions

  1. Whisk together the yogurt, honey, and mustard in a small bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

If you head over to the French’s website and register your email you can print out a coupon for their Dijon mustard along with several other products, including the Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce!

Disclaimer:  As per FTC guidelines, I received product samples of French’s mustard and Frank’s hot sauce to include in this recipe in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

 

Comments

  1. Yummy! Can I have some?
  2. Yum! I can not wait to try these and I am excited to try the dip with yogurt yum and so healthy!!!
  3. baked chicken nuggets, ay? ok, i'm game!
  4. Minta's Creations says
    This looks like a tasty snack for after school both my boys are so hungry after school..like this idea.
    Minta
  5. Love Love Love your tip about pouring the batter over them and dumping them in the breadcrumbs! One time I tried dipping each of them and it took forever, I said never again!
  6. I am always up for some baked chicken nuggets. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  7. That Bald Chick says
    Looks delish! And I have chicken nuggets on the menu later this month!
  8. I should NOT read your blog when I am hungry!! *Chews arm off in hunger* LOL! Looks like a fab recipe.

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