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Crispy Chicken Bites- The Healthy Twist On A Universal Favorite

on March 27, 2012


If you ask any child what their favorite chicken dish is, chances are they will tell you chicken nuggets.  Unfortunately most of the chicken nuggets we buy at the store are battered and fried and most are filled with the infamous preservative, filled mystery meat which claims to be chicken, but can you really be sure it’s the best quality for you and your family?  This is why we love our crispy chicken bites. These oven baked chicken bites are low in calories and fat. They are a healthy, fast way to serve this family favorite, not to mention they are packed with lots of protein and nutrients!!

Crispy Chicken Bites

3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ C oat bran

¼ C wheat germ

1T coarsely ground flax seed

¼ C coarsely ground almonds

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp pepper

Pinch garlic powder

½ C water or low sodium chicken stock

1 large egg, lightly beaten

  1. Preheat oven to 400.  Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or coating lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into nugget-sized pieces: about 1 ½ inches square.  Set aside.
  3. Next combine all dry ingredients in a large container with a tightly fitting lid.  Shake well.  This is your coating mixture.  Combine water and egg in a medium bowl.  Dip each chicken piece in the water/egg mixture and then place in the coating mixture.  Make sure each piece is well coated.  Place on the baking sheet.  When all of your chicken has been coated and your baking sheet is full, place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Nutritional value for 3-4 nuggets:

Calories 100, calories from fat 32, Fat 3.2g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0, Protein 12g, Carbs 7g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sodium 370g, Cholesterol 0g

Source: The Eat-Clean Diet for Family & Kids


6 responses to “Crispy Chicken Bites- The Healthy Twist On A Universal Favorite

  1. Colleen says:

    Would almond meal work here? Is that how fine a grind we’re talking about? Making my grocery list as we speak…(c;

    • mysuperfoods says:

      To be honest, I haven’t used almond meal. But, I can say that this recipe is very forgiving. I often throw in other healthy grains and “shake it all about”. Haven’t been disappointed yet.

      So…if you use almond meal. Let me know. I’d love to through it in the mix.

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