Who doesn’t like nuggets? Nuggets are a popular snack loved by many people, especially children. However, most of the nuggets sold in the market are not healthy because they contain preservatives, MSG, and other harmful substances. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy nuggets without worrying about your health. In this article, we will show you how to make healthy chicken nuggets.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 500 grams of chicken breast, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs (you can use whole wheat breadcrumbs for a healthier option)
- 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Olive oil for frying
Follow these steps to make healthy chicken nuggets:
- In a large bowl, mix together the minced chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and dried oregano. Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Form the mixture into small nugget shapes using your hands. You can also use a cookie cutter to make the nuggets look more uniform.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the nuggets and fry until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. This should take about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Remove the nuggets from the frying pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Serve the nuggets with your favorite dipping sauce.
Here are some tips to make your chicken nuggets healthier:
- Use whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs to increase the fiber content.
- Bake the nuggets instead of frying them to reduce the amount of oil used.
- Use a non-stick pan to reduce the amount of oil needed for frying.
- Experiment with different herbs and spices to add flavor without adding salt.
Now that you know how to make healthy chicken nuggets, you can enjoy this delicious snack without feeling guilty. These nuggets are not only healthier than the ones sold in the market, but they also taste better because they are made with fresh ingredients. So, go ahead and try making these nuggets at home. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!