How to Make Your Own Healthy, Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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You don't have to go out to a fast food restaurant to enjoy chicken nuggets, and you can even make them healthy. Make your own healthy, crispy chicken nuggets with help from a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in this free video clip.

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I'm Laura Cipullo, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator. Today, we're making baked crispy chicken nuggets. This is a great healthy option if you're a mom or parent trying to feed your kids. You need 1 pound of chicken breast preferably in a cutlet style cut thin. You need 1 cup of skim milk, 1 egg white, and 3/4 cup of bread crumbs. In a medium sized mixing bowl you can take your 1 cup of skim or 1 percent milk and your egg white and whisk it together. We're using Eggland's Best eggs today, these eggs are superior nutrition, they're higher in Vitamin E, Vitamin D, and omega 3 fatty acids and also 25 percent lower in saturated fat. So that helps to make this recipe even more heart healthy. Then you can take your breadcrumbs, my children prefer to have an Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, you can use a plain breadcrumb or you could just add some oregano to breadcrumbs and it'll add a little bit of flavor. Again, because these are healthy sometimes the extra seasonings will give it a little bit more kick and definitely get your kids to eat them. Then take your chicken pieces and you want to dredge them in the milk and eggs and when it's thoroughly wet you're going to dredge it through the breadcrumbs and then you can just plate them, and again you want to be using a nice cutlet that's from a breast preferably the, the white meat rather than the dark. The white meat is actually lower in calories and lower in cholesterol. After you've breaded all of your cutlets, the entire pound, then you can take a spray of canola oil after you've lined your baking sheet and just lightly slightly spray it. This will prevent your chicken nuggets from sticking to the baking sheet. Set your oven at 375 degrees and when the timer goes off you can put your chicken nuggets into the oven and bake. After you've breaded all of your chicken nuggets you're going to take them and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes. These are particularly thin so you want to definitely check them and make sure that they're not cooked sooner because you don't want them too brown. Rather than going for fast food or serving your kids chicken fingers from a box now you can easily make chicken fingers at home. Here you have your chicken fingers or your chicken nuggets and we're serving it with apple sauce or you could also serve it with tomato sauce rather than ketchup. If you have apple sauce you're getting antioxidants and Vitamin C and the same goes for tomato sauce. I'm Laura Cipullo, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and mom of 2. Today we made healthy chicken nuggets, you can find more recipes like these on my website and blog Mom Dishes It Out. Like us on Facebook for more information and healthy living.


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