Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

July/August 2010

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Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. Blackberries (or raspberries, if you prefer) combined with whole-grain mustard make for a sweet-and-savory dipping sauce. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and carrots.

"Since we have been dieting I have been trying all kinds of healthy recipes from online and so far this is our favorite. We have made it twice now and I am making it again this week. So Yummy! "

32 Reviews for Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

Chicken yes, mustard no

Okay, maybe I did something wrong, but I didn't really like the mustard. It's not that it was bad - it tasted fine - but I didn't understand how the flavors went together at all. I did use raspberries instead of blackberries, so maybe that that something to do with it? Still a good recipe, though.

moist, easy to make, quick, cheap
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I take it back! I take it all

I take it back! I take it all back! A few bites into the meal and I was enthusiastically dipping the chicken into the plate of raspberry mustard I had on the side. I would up this to four stars.

Tasty, Easy and Elegant

This was my first every gluten free meal and it turned out well. I felt satisfied after eating it and serving it with rice noodles and a romaine lettuce salad. The chicken turned out moist. I did use some extra oil to get the chicken a little crispier. I enjoyed the blackberry sauce with the combination sweet and tart taste.

simple to prepare, tasty, healthy
Good on day 1, but not on day 2

Really liked this meal for dinner. I made the blackberry sauce with frozen blackberries and it was just sooooo good! Love dipping my nuggets into the sauce. However, on day 2 .. the corn meal on the chicken didn't really taste all that good :-( So I won't make the chicken again.

blackberry sauce - YUM
Wonderful and easy to make!

I made this dish last night and it was wonderful! I did add extra spices for flavor, and also used 2 tbsp of olive oil instead of 1 tbsp. My daughter and boyfriend loved it too!

Healthy, easy to make, tasty, quick
Pretty tasty

To the question could definitely bake these tenders at 350 for 15 minutes or so. I would just like a baking sheet with parchment paper.

As for the recipe..I made several changes due to what I had on hand but the result was good. I didn't have any berries so I actually made the dipping sauce out of dijon mustard, grape jelly, some honey and garlic powder. It was pretty good...sweet and tangy. I also used chhicken tenderloins cause it's what I had, but wouldn't recommend that cause they were too thin. I added a lot of garlic powder and a few shakes of Mrs. Dash to the cornmeal mixture. Definitely helped the flavor. Overall a good dish and I will make it again with thicker chicken peices.


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