I am always getting questions from friends with kids about healthy alternatives to their favorite foods. Here is a great recipe for Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets that my kids love.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
2 local or organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Almond Meal
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Chop the chicken into small chunks and sprinkle them with salt and pepper (if desired).
Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl.
In another shallow bowl mix together the almond meal, and garlic powder with a fork.
Now you are ready to bread the chicken. Toss some of the chicken chunks into the egg mixture until they are coated on all sides. Then drop them on top of the almond flour mixture and roll them around until coated.
Spread the chicken on the cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or coconut oil and place in the oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.
If you want them a little more crispy turn the oven on broil for a few minutes then flip the nuggets and crisp the other side as well.
Tip: Make a double batch because these are great to freeze and use a few at a time just like you would with the store bought ones.