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Makes: 25 chicken nuggets
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Crunchy Chicken Nuggets
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Crunchy Chicken Nuggets
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Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1⁄2 cup
barbeque sauce
3 cups
cereal flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix chicken and barbeque sauce in a large bowl.
  3. Pour cereal flakes into a large plastic bag and crush into small pieces.
  4. Place chicken pieces in the bag, reseal, and toss to coat.
  5. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange coated chicken pieces on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake until crispy and golden brown and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • For a dipping sauce, mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard.
  • Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old.
  • For a home-made barbeque sauce, mix the following ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup ketchup
    • 1/4 teaspoon each black pepper, salt, oregano, basil and thyme
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon parsley
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 pinch of garlic powder
Serving Size: 
5 Chicken Nuggets
Nutritional Label: 
With store bought barbeque sauce
With homemade barbeque sauce
  • Personal salad in a bag
  • & a glass of low-fat milk
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Kids Can!
Tab 4 Content: 

Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Crush cereal for coating
  • Toss chicken with coating
  • Let kids try different sauces
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