Diabetic Chicken Nuggets

This diabetic chicken nuggets recipe is a great diabetic recipe for kids! We can't change our kids taste buds, so we might as well fix their favorites in a healthy way! :) These are great for outings away from home. Fix them, pack them and bring them out later to eat! Enjoy these diabetic chicken nuggets.

Chicken Nuggets with Barbeque Dipping Sauce

Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt, (optional)

Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

2 cups crushed reduced-fat baked cheese crackers

1 tsp dried oregano leaves

1 egg white

1 tbsp water

3 tbsp barbecue sauce

2 tbsp no-sugar-added peach or apricot jam

Recipe Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse chicken. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch chunks.

2. Place flour, salt and pepper in resealable plastic food storage bag. Combine cracker crumbs and oregano in shallow bowl. Whisk together egg white and water in small bowl.

3. Place 6 or 8 chicken pieces in bag with flour mixture; seal bag. Shake bag until chicken is well coated. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess flour. Dip chicken pieces into egg white mixture, coating all sides. Roll in crumb mixture. Place in shallow baking pan. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Meanwhile, stir together barbecue sauce and jam in small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. (If freezing nuggets, do not prepare dipping sauce at this time.) Serve chicken nuggets with dipping sauce or follow directions for freezing and reheating.

6.To freeze chicken nuggets, cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Wrap chicken in plastic wrap, making packages of 4 to 5 nuggets each. Place packages in freezer container or plastic freezer bag. Freeze.

To reheat nuggets, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Unwrap nuggets. Place nuggets on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until hot. Or, place 4 to 5 nuggets on microwavable plate. Heat on Defrost (30% power) for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes or until hot, turning once.

For each serving, stir together about 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue sauce and 1/2 teaspoon jam in small microwavable dish. Heat on High 10 to 15 seconds or until hot.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 Starch, 1 1/2 Meat.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 167; Calories from fat 22%; Total Fat 4g; Saturated Fat 1g; Protein 14g; Carbohydrates 16g; Cholesterol 61mg; Sodium 313mg; Dietary Fiber 1g.

Source:"Diabetic Cooking at http://www.diabeticcooking.com"S(Formatted for MC6):"08-08-2002 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@krypto.net"Copyright:"© Publications International Ltd, 2002" Servings: 8

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