Homemade & Healthier Chicken Nuggets & Turkey Nuggets

Satisfy your cravings for takeout with this healthy homemade nugget recipe.

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Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 40 minutes 30 minutes chilling
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 30 minutes chilling
  1. To make the mustard dip, mix together the yogurt, mustard, chives and pepper to taste. Spoon into a small serving bowl. Cover and chill until required.
  2. Cut turkey or chicken into thin strips. Place the flour in a large plastic bag, add the strips and shake the bag until all the strips are coated in flour.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs, garlic, mustard and paprika in a large bowl, and mix together until well blended. Tip the mixture onto a large plate. Break the eggs onto a deep plate and lightly beat with a fork.
  4. Remove the strips, one at a time, from the bag of flour, shaking off any excess, and dip first into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs evenly over them. Arrange the nuggets on a large nonstick baking sheet and chill for about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C). Bake the nuggets for around 30–40 minutes or until they are golden-brown in colour and crisp in texture. Serve hot or cold, with the mustard dip and with lemon or lime wedges.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving, 438 calories, 43 g protein, 14 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 207 mg cholesterol, 34 g total carbohydrate
5 g sugars, 3 g fibre, 691 mg sodium

*Here we have based a dip on low-fat yogurt instead of the usual sour cream to cut the fat and calories. A little mustard, fresh chopped herbs and pepper to taste helps liven the flavour.

Originally Published in Best Health Canada