A healthy, homemade version of a kid-favorite recipe: chicken nuggets.
½ cup reduced-fat buttermilk
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup barbecue sauce and/or ketchup, or to taste (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and garlic powder. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.
Cut the chicken into nugget size pieces, then dip each piece into the buttermilk mixture, then coat it well in the bread crumb mixture, and put it on the baking sheet.
Bake the nuggets for 15 – 20 minutes until they are just cooked through and lightly browned, flipping once after about 10 minutes. Serve them immediately with the dipping sauce(s), if desired, or refrigerate them for up to 3 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months.