Thursday, October 4, 2012

Healthy Alternatives - Chicken Nuggets

Since having my sweet baby four months ago, I've been trying to lose the baby weight.  Most of it has come off with breastfeeding and working out but I'm struggling with the last five pounds.  It's hard because I love food so I've been trying to find some healthy alternatives.  First recipe to try was a success - healthy chicken nuggets.  They taste great and the panko was a great trick.  Perfect for a football Sunday.  Thanks to Gina's Skinny Recipes for the recipe. What are some of your favorite healthy alternatives?

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of nuggets • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 164.9 • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 22.1 g • Carb: 7.7 g • Fiber: 0.9 g Sugar: 0.1 g

  • 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray 
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.

Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.

Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.

1 comment:

MegBice said...

Those look and sound wonderful - I will have to try them for sure! Something else similar you should try that I recently discovered from Whole Living magazine by Martha Stewart is Breaded Eggplant with Arugula and Parmesan. It is delicious, pretty easy to make and healthy too! Also much more filling that I thought possible. I can email you the recipe if you're interested, I scanned it from the magazine to send my family already :)


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