Chicken Nugget Recipes for Dieters
October 10, 2019
Not that there’s anything wrong with a nice and simple grilled chicken breast: It’s packed with lean protein to help build muscle; you’ll feel fuller, longer when you eat it; and on Nutrisystem, it’s a great PowerFuel choice. But. If you’ve had enough nice and simple pieces of grilled chicken to last you (give or take), a lifetime, we’ve got some exciting chicken nugget recipes to shake up your chicken habit.
Here are our five favorite chicken nugget recipes that are as delicious and guilt-free as it gets:
1. Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Bites >
When it comes to chicken nugget recipes, this one takes the cake. The sauce you make yourself, and it’s got a whole lot of goodness in it: Honey, obviously, but also molasses, tomato sauce and paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika and other spices combine for a perfectly sweet and tangy flavor. Smother your baked nuggets in the smooth sauce and dig right in—guilt-free. Each savory serving is only 134 calories; log it as one PowerFuel and one Extra on your NuMi App.
2. Boneless Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Bites >
Enjoy flavors of the Far East with these Asian-inspired bites. The chicken is baked crisp in a seasoned coating, and the sauce—made with chili garlic, lime, rice vinegar, and honey—bring in the traditional tastes. Sprinkle some sesame seeds to finish off dish and enjoy a little sweet and a little spice in every delicious bite.
3. Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites >
They may be small in size, but they’re feisty in flavor. Cayenne powder in the breadcrumbs and a coating of hot sauce kicks up the heat; but at 103 calories per serving, they won’t pack on the pounds. These buffalo bites make a great app when you’re hosting game night, or having friends over to watch weekend football.
4. 5-Star Skinny Chicken Nuggets >
Nope, they’re not breaded. Not fried, either. As much as they look like the stuff you get from the drive-thru, the chicken bites are baked into a much healthier—and much tastier—version of fast-food nuggets. And they don’t take a lot of effort: Cut chicken breast into chunks; roll the pieces in a mixture of garlic powder, paprika, a little cayenne and a little black pepper; and bake to a golden crisp. They’re perfect for sharing—but after one taste, you may not want to!
5. Sweet Potato Chicken Bites >
An unconventional take on traditional chicken nugget recipes, these Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets feature a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors that are only enhanced by the homemade Honey Mustard Sauce that takes mere minutes to make. Count this delicious dish as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel in your NuMi log.