Crunchy Flax Chicken Nuggets

 Source: Crunchy Flax Chicken Nuggets, healthyflax.org ©2014

Source: Crunchy Flax Chicken Nuggets, healthyflax.org ©2014

Chicken nuggets have never tasted so good! The Parmesan cheese ramps up the flavour and then is balanced perfectly with a crunchy crusted of corn flakes and ground flaxseed. Kid-friendly and the adults will like them too.

Ingredients

  •  4 (4 oz/120 g)  skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  •  1/4 cup (60 mL) ground toasted golden flaxseed        
  •  3/4 cup (175 mL) finely crushed corn flakes
  •  1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese  
  •  1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder     
  •  1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
  •  1 tsp (5 mL) dried parsley flakes     
  •  1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt                      
  •  1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper           
  •  1/2 cup (125 mL) melted unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ༠F (200 ༠C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch (3.5 cm) sized pieces.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ground flax, corn flakes, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping chicken pieces.
  5. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken pieces on a prepared baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Serve nuggets with your favourite sauce.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 30 nuggets.

SERVING SIZE: 6 servings. Each serving contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 290
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 20 g
Sodium 250 mg
Potassium 313 mg