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Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets- Give your kid one, and he’ll come running back asking for more!

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Have you ever given your kid chicken, and had them refuse a second helping? As irresistible as chicken is, it can also be the worst thing for your child’s health, as well as the best. What matters, is the way it is cooked.

Chicken is lean meat that is incredibly healthy and rich in protein, a must for your rambunctious and hyper toddler. It also has other health benefits and is a better option than other meats like beef and mutton.

Our recipe for today, serves up chicken in the most appetizing way possible, and without the use of much oil. Shared by Mum Donna George, this recipe was an easy and healthy way to get her little 1 year old to finish up her meal quickly. And as she says, when her girl gets older, they can both rustle this up together.

To prepare these healthy chicken nuggets, you will need;

Ingredients

600 gms of boneless chicken breast; cut into bite-size pieces

Salt and freshly milled pepper

3 to 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour

2 eggs

2 cups breadcrumbs OR 1 cup breadcrumbs + 1 cup oats, to coat

1 teaspoon olive oil

Tomato Ketchup; to serve

Method

Begin by seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper and lightly coat them with flour. Keep them aside when done.

Next, whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Place the breadcrumbs on a flat plate. Coat the chicken pieces with egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs and press down well.

Arrange the chicken pieces on a greased baking tray, spacing them a little apart. Drizzle with a little olive oil on each piece of chicken, and bake at 190 C for 8 minutes on either side or till the chicken is cooked through and turns a lovely golden brown. (Halfway through the cooking, drizzle a little more oil on the pieces of chicken. This keeps the chicken moist)

Serve hot with tomato ketchup, a dip of your choice or just as it is.

Note: You can even use refined oil if olive oil is not available.

Donna George is a homemaker, a full time mum to a toddler and a culinary enthusiast who experiments with cooking, and chronicles her experiences in her food blog; http://culinaryexperimentsofanamateur.blogspot.in/.

Having an active, 24×7 fun and fussy little one year old daughter who demands variety in her food everyday, she hopes to widen her culinary skills to keep everyone and most importantly herself happy!

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