Tuesday, December 14, 2010

paleo honey mustard chicken nuggets

believe it or not...

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of dijon mustard
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of stoneground mustard (whole grain mustard would work here too)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of mayonaise (i used all natural but here is a great homemade paleo recipe)
  • 1 tablepsoon of raw local honey--support your local beekeepers!
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups of almond flour

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. next, in a medium sized bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients together and set aside.

cut the chicken breasts into approximately 2 inch chunks. make sure they are all relatively the same size so they all finish cooking at the same time.

put all the cut up chicken into the mustard mixture and stir to coat every piece well. put the almond flour into a separate medium sized bowl. using 4 pieces at a time, take the coated chicken and toss them in the almond flour until coated well. i only do 4 pieces at a time so i don't end up with a huge mass of chicken, mustard and almond flour. this allows each piece get a chance :) i like to use a bowl or tupperware small enough that i can toss the chicken without getting my hands dirty.

halfway through coating, i ran out of almond flour, so i took about a cup of sliced almonds and proccessed them to finish the remaining chicken.

place the coated chicken onto a foil lined baking sheet. bake for about 20 minutes.

i don't have any little kid taste testers (although george is close) but i think these would be a tasty alternative so some other "nugget" options.

a dipping sauce option could be mustard and a little bit of honey to taste. enjoy!

1 comment:

George said...

This had mayo in it???!!!!! What the heck Kerri!!! I knew something wasnt right about these...thats it you are in trouble.