Kid and adult friendly homemade baked chicken nuggets. They are so easy, and you only need three main ingredients to make them!
Makes 4 servings
You Will Need
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs
5 ounces (3 heaping cups) favorite potato chips
1 large egg, see notes
Nonstick cooking spray or olive oil
Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat.
Add the chips to a resealable bag then use a rolling pin to crush them into crumbles. Alternatively, add the chips to a food processor and pulse until crumbled. Add potato chip crumbles to a wide bowl. Beat the egg in a separate bowl.
Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces (about 24 pieces). Then with one hand, dip a piece of chicken into the beaten egg. Shake any excess egg off to prevent soggy nuggets. Then, with your other hand or kitchen tongs, roll the chicken into the crushed potato chips and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.
Spray tops of the chicken with nonstick cooking spray or add a light drizzle of olive oil to the tops of the nuggets. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the chicken and then bake until an internal thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165 degrees F, and they are no longer pink inside, another 8 to 12 minutes more. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
One egg is usually enough for coating the chicken. If, however, you run out of the egg, add a second one to the bowl.
For even crispier chicken nuggets, insert a wire baking rack into a rimmed baking sheet. Then, instead of baking the chicken directly on the baking sheet, bake them on top of the wire rack. Since air flows around the chicken, there is no need to flip the chicken.
Make-ahead chicken nuggets: Make the nuggets by following the recipe above. Let them cool then freeze up to a month. To reheat, place them from frozen in a 400F oven and bake until crisped up and hot throughout, 10 to 15 minutes.
Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We assumed full-fat salted potato chips. For fewer calories and fat, use baked chips.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1/6 of the recipe, 4 nuggets / Calories 277 / Total Fat 13g / Saturated Fat 1.8g / Cholesterol 99.9g / Sodium 204mg / Carbohydrate 15.4g / Dietary Fiber 0.9g / Total Sugars 0.1g / Protein 24.1g
AUTHOR:Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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