Healthy Chicken Nuggets with Protein-Packed Ranch Dip

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

If you grew up loving (or possibly still do) the imfamous McDonalds Chicken Nuggets, but wish you had a healthy alternate these are for you! Not only do they taste WAY better, they are better for you!

Pair these with the protein-packed ranch dip and you’ll have one happy tummy!

I like to cook a big double batch of these and keep them for lunches through the week. They are super easy to make and who doesn’t like chicken nuggets??

healthy chicken nuggets

Healthy Chicken Nuggets with Protein-Packed Ranch Dip
Recipe Type: Main Course
Author: Melissa- ProShapeFitness
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup egg whites (I use the liquid variety)
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat breadbrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • optional: 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 packet Hidden Valley Dips- Ranch Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Chop chicken breasts into bite size pieces, season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Pour egg whites into a small bowl.
  4. Mix remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Dip chicken a few pieces at a time into egg whites, and then coat with the breading mixture. Arrange on baking sheet.
  6. Cook for approx. 8 mins on the first side, flip and cook an additional 5 minutes. *Note: You’ll want your nuggets a rich golden color to ensure they are cooked through. Depending on the thickness of the breasts you may need to cook for a couple addition minutes.
  7. While the chicken nuggets are baking, mix your greek yogurt and ranch seasoning.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!

 

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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