With two simple changes in preparation, you can enjoy chicken nuggets without guilt and create a healthy and quick meal for your family. Usually you buy breaded frozen chicken nuggets and fry them in deep oil for easier and faster preparation. However there is a way to make your own chicken nuggets with fewer calories and less fat, but it is also delicious.
More fiber and less fat
The aim of this recipe is to replace frozen chicken nuggets variants and to “improve” with more fiber and less fat. Therefore, these healthy nuggets are quick and easy to prepare and children love them. You can use them as snacks when you have company or you can bring it to the job.
These nuggets are made with oat flakes and roasted, not fried. They are much tastier and contain more nutrients than industrial made-processed freeze nuggets, in which often do not recognize the meat.
If you do not want to give up the convenience of frozen foods here’s a tip – you can make a larger amount and freeze the unbaked nuggets in special bags so you always have a quick meal at hand.
Chicken nuggets with more fiber
- Contains: 4 servings
- Preparation: 15 minutes
- Cooking: 25 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- 680 g chicken fillets without skin and bones
- 1 cup oat flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable spice
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 egg whites
At first of all, cut the meat into large bite-size pieces. Put the oatmeal with all the spices in a blender or chopper and grind until it reaches the size of bread crumbs. Then whisk egg whites in a separate bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip in egg whites and then in a mixture of spices.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Then place a little oil in a pan and spread it. Place the chicken nuggets in the pan so that they do not touch. Bake until golden brown, between 15-20 minutes. Finally, You can serve with some low-calorie sauce.
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