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Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 245
Protein 35g
Fat 7g
Carbs 10g
Total Time -

Made too much quinoa and don’t know what to do it with it?  Don’t toss it out – bake it and turn it into “crisps” for faux-fried treats.

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Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings (of four ounces of chicken):

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon parmesan, grated
  • Seasonings
    • 1 tablespoon rosemary
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
Steps
  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. Add parchment paper or foil to a baking sheet. Spread out the cooked quinoa on the sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350F, careful to monitor to ensure it does not burn. Once it finishes, allow it to cool to room temperature.
  3. Set oven to 420F.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the baked quinoa, parmesan and seasonings.
  5. In a smaller bowl, beat eggs together.
  6. Dip the chicken chunks in the egg batter, then coat with the quinoa mixture.
  7. Place the coated nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes to 18 minutes.
  8. Enjoy with your favorite condiment such as ketchup or mustard!

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Calories
245
Protein
35g
Fat
7g
Carbs
10g
Sodium
-
Fiber
1g
Sugar
0g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.