Honey-Dipped Crunchy Chicken Nuggets – WW

When I started doing Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago, I was scared that I would be hungry all the time and not get to eat ‘the good stuff’.  Boy, was I wrong!  I have found tons of yummy recipes that sounds wonderful, and have tried several.  So far, only one or two didn’t live up to my expectations.  But this?  This one?  Oh, yes, it did.  Can you really have chicken nuggets while on a diet?  Yes.  Yes you can.  And here’s how.

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 400 and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Now place one egg white in a large bowl.  Beat it slightly, until it just starts to get a bit frothy.

Add 1 tbsp of honey to the bowl and mix well.

(My honey has started to granulate, but it’s fine for this purpose.  If I were using by itself, I’d just microwave it for a few seconds to make it smooth again.)

Now, grab yourself about 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins and cut them into large chunks – roughly 1-1/2″ pieces.

Toss the chicken into the bowl with the egg white and honey.

Toss the chicken around to coat it all in the egg white mixture. 

Now, dump about 2 cups of cornflakes (I actually used bran flakes, becaue that’s what I had on hand) into a food processor and blend until they reach fine crumbs.

You want to end up with about 1 cup of cereal crumbs.  Add 1/2 tsp salt to the crumbs, stirring to combine.

To make cleanup easier, I placed my crumb coating stuff on a sheet of waxed paper.   You could, of course, put them in a small bowl, but that would mean an extra bowl to wash, and well…I’m too lazy for that.

Dip each piece of chicken in the crumbs, coating each side.

Place the coated peices on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat until all chicken is coated and on the pan.  Spray the tops of the chicken lightly with cooking spray.  This may sound a little odd, but it will actually help give the coating more crunch.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with whatever type of dipping sauce you like – honey, honey mustard, ketchup…whatever makes your skirt fly up.

I really didn’t expect these little chicken nuggets to be anything special.  But I was wrong.  They were slightly crunchy, and had just a hint of sweetness from the honey.  I’ll definitely be making these again.

**You can also make extra and freeze these!  Just thaw them out and bake at 350 until warm.

HONEY DIPPED CRUNCHY CHICKEN NUGGETS

  • 1  tbsp honey
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs (or branflakes, any flake type of cereal will do)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400.  Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In large bowl, mix egg white and honey.  Add chicken and stir to coat. 

In seperate bowl, or on a sheet of waxed paper, combine cereal crumbs and salt.  Dip each piece of chicken into crumb mixture and place on baking sheet.  Spray tops of chicken lightly with cooking spray.  Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Serves 10

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS: 4 per serving (made with branflakes – doesn’t include dipping sauce points)

In a couple of days, I’ll share the recipe for those fabulous fries you see in the first photo!  They’re WW friendly too!

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