Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: 5 nuggets and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Most children adore chicken nuggets. This healthful version begins with a soak in buttermilk to tenderize the lean meat and make it juicy.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare chicken, combine buttermilk and chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes; drain.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3

Place cornflakes, paprika, sugar, and salt in a food processor; process until cornflakes are finely chopped. Combine chicken and cornflake mixture, tossing well to coat. Place the chicken on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until done.

Step 4

To prepare sauce, combine mustard, honey, and ginger. Serve with chicken.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

JAMSwanson's Review

January 20, 2013

imichael7's Review

September 30, 2011
We loved the nuggets and the dipping sauce was great too!

karengra's Review

May 17, 2010
Decent recipe. I prefer a little more flavor, but still very good.