Monday, February 15, 2010

Baked Crunchy Chicken Bites

These home-made chicken bites taste so much nicer than the store bought nuggets and you know exactly what’s in them – that there are no unwanted preservatives or ingredients. It is oven baked and much healthier than the fried ones. I am sure adults’ or kids will love them. You can serve it with honey mustard, ranch dressing or marinara sauce.

Ingredients:

2 pcs chicken breast
1/2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp of paprika
Marinara sauce or ranch dressing - optional

Coating:

1 egg white
1 ½ cup whole wheat cornflakes
2 tbsp white sesame seeds
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped parsley

1. Remove the skin and fat of the chicken breast. Cut into 1 1/2 “cubes. Marinate the meat with salt, pepper, garlic and paprika for an hour.
2. In the food processor blend the cornflakes into fine crumbs. Remove and add in the chopped parsley, sesame seeds and parmesan cheese. Mix well and set it aside.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking pan with some aluminum foil. Drizzle it with a bit of olive oil and set it aside.
4. Mix the egg white into the marinated chicken. Coat the chicken pieces with the cornflakes. Line the chicken on the baking pan, drizzle it with a bit of olive oil and bake it for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Serve warm or at room temperature with some sauce of your choice.

16 comments:

Anncoo said...

Hahaa...I'm the first one here. This looks so delicious and easy recipe. Must bookmark it~ thanks!
Happy Lunar Year ;)

Angie's Recipes said...

What a delish and healthier chicken bites!

zurin said...

sounds very good and healthy!!!! ill sure make it ~ tq (^^)

happy new year to u and may u have lots of happiness good heath n prosperity!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Looks so good! Would love to make home-made baked nuggets/chicken bites. Thanks for the insight!

Allie said...

This looks simple yet delicious! I would love to try it!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Gert, so festive with that red background. :) Of course adults or kids will love these, they are so savoury and crispy!

Cheah said...

This looks good. Prefer to bake them rather than deep fry. Must try!

reanaclaire said...

yeah, i also must bookmark this, my sons will love this crunchy chicken meat..

noobcook said...

I like the fact that they are baked and not deep fried. More healthy and easier clean up.

Happy New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!! :)

Elin said...

Great bites ! thanks Gert for sharing this. Healthy and tasty. Will try this out. Josh is a meat eater and loves chicken breast so another new recipe for me to try on :))

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

Healthy bites! I like to bake till crispy instead of frying too. Happy CNY!

ICook4Fun said...

Anncoo, Happy Lunar Year to you too.

Angie, yes it is much healthier than the fried ones.

Zurin, thanks :)

Pei-Lin, you are welcome.

Allie, hope you like it.

Ju, ha ha yea during CNY everything need to be in RED :)

Cheah, yes.

Reanaclaire, hope you son like this.

Noobcook, yes it is much healthier. Gong Xi Fa Chai to you too.

Elin, you are most welcome.

LCOM, thanks.

Pigipgcorner, Happy CNY to you too!

babe_kl said...

this recipe is excellent!

mycookinghut said...

I love this!!!

JessdlT said...

Just made these tonight. They are beyond delicious and so easy to make! Thank you!