Who doesn’t love a chicken nugget? These are a healthier, non-fried version with an adult flavour to them.
You will need:
- 2-3 chicken breasts cut into nugget size pieces (5-6 pieces per breast)
- 2/3 cup mild sweet Asian chili sauce
- 1 Tablespoon garlic chili paste
Marinate the chicken in the chili sauce and chili paste for 4 hours or overnight.
In a wide bowl or on a plate, mix together:
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 c lightly salted peanuts that have been ground up (either in a food processor or smashed with a hammer)
- 1 tsp. dried basil
Next, preheat oven to 500 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray +/- aluminum.
Dip the chicken in the panko mixture and arrange on the baking sheet, no 2 pieces touching each other. Bake for 10 minutes. They come out nice and crispy!
There are many variations for this. If you like it spicier, add more chili paste or chili flakes to the panko mixture. You can also prepare it as a whole chicken breast and forget the nugget theme. Either way, these are delicious!! Enjoy!