Parmesan Panko Chicken Nuggets

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parmpankochkInitially I saw a similar recipe in a magazine, and then my friend and I perfected it (or so we’d like to think).  I can’t remember what magazine to give credit to because I just snapped a pic of it with my phone! See the full recipe below.


Parmesan Panko Chicken Nuggets
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This recipe takes chicken nuggets to a whole new level!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 1 serving
For the Nuggets
  • ¼ cup Italian style Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 6 oz chicken breast (raw), cut into 6 chunks
  • 2 Tbsp fat free egg substitute
For the Sauce
  • ¼ cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp Italian seasoning
For the Nuggets
  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Mix the panko bread crumbs and the Parmesan together in a bowl or a plastic bag.
  4. Mix the chicken and the egg substitute together in a small bowl.
  5. Coat the chicken with the panko mixture and place the nuggets on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
  7. Dip in pasta sauce.
For the Sauce
  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Microwave until hot, about 30 seconds.
8 Points+
Points+ value was calculated without the crushed tomatoes and seasonings, since these items are 0 points+. Full nutrition stats include vegetables and seasonings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Entire Recipe Calories: 352 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 49

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