Eat your favorite childhood food without having to deep fry a thing with these Healthy Chicken Nuggets! They’re baked instead of fried and coated with a Hemp Heart crust to make a zesty and flavorful childhood recipe classic, revamped!
With Passover just around the corner, I’ve had a couple readers ask me for some Kosher for Passover recipes. Here’s the truth: I totally forgot Passover starts in a week and a half, and genuinely did not realize I was granting your wishes when I decided to post these Healthy Chicken Nuggets.
Actually, when I was talking to Jess about what I was recipe testing, she asked if these were for Passover. That’s when I realized they were entirely K for P so I wasn’t just satisfying every parent of picky children, but also the tribe too. We’ll consider this my Mitzvah of 2016.
Truthfully, Manitoba Harvest reached out asking for some new recipe ideas using their amazing Hemp Hearts. I’m a huge fan of sprinkling hemp hearts on my morning smoothie and love adding them to salads for a protein boost, but I took this opportunity as a challenge to think outside the box.
I image that most parents out there are struggling to get their kids to eat any vegetable, let alone hemp hearts so I really wanted to develop a recipe that would trick every human under the age of 12 to eat more hemp, without them knowing.
Little did I realize that I’d also be fulfilling a life-long dream of transforming my favorite childhood meal into a healthy dinner recipe.
I basically lived off chicken nuggets when I was child. I wasn’t a horrible eater, but I certainly wasn’t experimental so when the kids menu arrived I rarely had to glance to figure out that I wanted chicken fingers. Fast forward 20 years and I go weak at the knees for a menu that includes hemp.
So really, this recipe is just a fusion of my past and current favorites…oh and it’s Kosher for Passover too. Amen.Print
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 20 nuggets
- 2 large chicken breasts, boneless + skinless
- 1/2 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch bites.
- Beat egg in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine Hemp Hearts, almond meal and spices.
- Dip each bite into egg with left hand and then place into breading mixture in separate bowl to mix and coat with right hand.
- Place onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining bites
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serving Size: 4-5 nuggets
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help make THM possible and bring more delicious recipes your way!
What healthy take would you like to see on a childhood recipe? Were you a picky eater as a kid?
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