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Tortilla Chips and Pecans-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Katerina | Diethood
Baked, healthier chicken nuggets covered in a delicious and crunchy mixture made with tortilla chips and pecans.
Servings : 25 nuggets
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips (I always use what's on the bottom of the bag)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup halved pecans
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil; lightly grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Season chicken-pieces with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Place chips, chili powder and oregano in a food processor or blender; process until well ground.
  • Add pecans and pulse a few times, or until finely ground.
  • Transfer mixture to a plate.
  • Pour milk into a bowl.
  • Dip chicken in milk and then roll in crumb mixture to coat.
  • Place coated chicken nuggets on previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, turning once halfway through cooking.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 nugget | Calories: 81 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 61 mg | Potassium: 98 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 20 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 23 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken nuggets recipe, homemade chicken nuggets