Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets for a healthy lifestyle
Welcome to our latest edition of “Healthy and Delicious Meal Ideas”! Today, we’re excited to share a recipe for Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets that is sure to become a new favorite in your household. This tasty and guilt-free version of the classic chicken nugget is perfect for those looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, as it is packed with protein and has a fraction of the fat and calories of traditional fried versions.
To get started, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Dip the chicken pieces in the hot sauce to coat, then roll in the breadcrumb mixture to coat evenly. Place the coated chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the breading is crispy and golden brown.
While the chicken is baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the hot sauce and stir to combine. Once the chicken is done cooking, brush the hot sauce mixture over the top of the nuggets and serve immediately.
These Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are a great alternative to traditional fried chicken nuggets, as they are lower in fat and calories but still packed with flavor. The hot sauce gives them a spicy kick, while the breadcrumb and Parmesan coating adds a crispy and delicious texture. Serve them as a main dish with a side of veggies, or use them as a protein-packed snack. Either way, they are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Happy eating!