Baked Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients

1 lb Foster Farms Simply Raised boneless skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups whole, rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsps kosher salt
2 large eggs
2 tbsps olive oil or avocado oil
1/3 cup yellow mustard
2 tbsps honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400℉ on bake setting. 2. Place the oats in a blender. Blend on high until ground into a fine flour. 3. In a shallow baking dish or pie pan, stir together the oat flour, Parmesan cheese and salt using a whisk. Set aside. 4. In a second medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs. 5. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then coat with the oat flour mixture. Place the coated chicken pieces onto a large baking sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or a nonstick baking sheet pan sprayed with oil. Repeat with the remaining chicken pieces. Discard any remaining egg or oat flour mixture. 6. Note* The photo shows a thicker 'crust' as the chicken mixture was only pressed down to about 1/2 inch thick to make sure the base would be firm, and not floppy. The upside is that the slices end up being much more filling. To get a crispier crust, we recommend spreading it down to 1/4 inch. Spray your pan with baking spray and omit parchment paper as well to encourage further crisping. 7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, gently flipping halfway through, until slightly golden and thickest piece is cooked to an internal temperature of 165℉. Always use a meat thermometer to determine the temperature. 8. While chicken is cooking, make the dipping sauce by whisking together the honey and the mustard. 9. Serve the nuggets hot with the dipping sauce on the side.

COOK TO A SAFE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 165°F. Always use a meat thermometer to determine the temperature. Do not rely solely on suggested cooking times. Cooking appliances vary in temperature and cooking.

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