Chicken nuggets. My order of choice that one time or so every year when I actually eat at McDonald’s. It’s usually because we are on a road trip, and there is nothing better to eat for miles around, but I have to admit that I do enjoy eating a huge order of chicken nuggets on those occasions 😀
Ever since my high-school days, I have experimented with different ways to make healthy chicken nuggets myself. By now, I have a couple of good recipes, and I want to share my favorite with you today. It’s a spicy version, with plenty of chili powder, paprika, and pepper.
To keep the chicken nuggets healthy, I make the breading out of high-protein, low-carb bread that I put in the blender until it’s reduced to crumbs. I use low-fat sour cream to stick the crumbs to the chicken. Finally, the nuggets are fried in a little bit of coconut oil.
Since I am using sour cream anyway, I often make a dipping sauce by just mixing lots of paprika, curry powder, and pepper into a little sour cream. The fresh dressing provides a great balance to the spicy chicken nuggets.
Healthy and easy chicken nuggets! This is the fitness version of the classic chicken nugget (or breaded chicken) using high-protein, low-carb breading and light sour cream.
- 1 Chicken breast
- ½ Ezekiel muffin
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. low-fat sour cream
- ½ tbsp. Chili
- ½ tbsp. Paprika
- ½ tbsp. Pepper
Clean the chicken breast and cut it into nugget-sized pieces
Blend the muffin in the blender until it’s reduced to crumbs
Mix the sour cream with the spices (use A LOT of spices. The final dish will taste less spicy than you expect)
Dip the chicken pieces in the sour cream until they are fully coated. Then toss them in the breadcrumbs
Heat the coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the coated chicken nuggets and let them cook for about 4 min on each side. Open one with a knife to test if they are done
Transfer the nuggets to a paper towel and let them dry for a minute before serving
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