I just finished eating this. After a long day this was quick and easy. I get tired of eating the same things but hate buying lots of ingredients for one recipe. I pretty much had everything on hand but the fresh blackberries. I added a bit of extra honey to mine since the berries were tart. For the chicken I cubed it up, seasoned with paprika, onion and garlic powder, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Let it marinade for about 10 minutes. I put the cornmeal in a large ziploc and added McCormick's Perfect Pinch for chicken and shook it all up. My boyfriend and I both loved it. Adding this to my rotation.
Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard
From EatingWell: July/August 2010
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.
31 Reviews for Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard
Well liked by both me and my boyfriend; I agree that seasoning the cornmeal with some paprika and onion powder would be best. Cooking the chicken for the time suggested would've resulted in very dry "nuggets". I cooked them for closer to 4 minutes total.
After reading the reviews stating it tasted bland, I added a pinch of salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika to the cornmeal before coating the chicken, which I found gave it a nice flavour. Having tasted cornmeal made without any seasoning, I know it doesn't taste of much, and adding extra flavours via spices makes this dish awesome!!
I used frozen raspberries instead of blackberries because that's what I had on hand. The dipping sauce is a great find! I'd definitely make that again with chicken or fish. I found the cornmeal-crusted chicken to be pretty bland. Next time I'll add some garlic and onion powder.
I made this for my lunch one week, and had so much fun making it and dipping them in the balckberry mustard (which is absolutely fabulous!). I served this with spicy oven fries and sauteed greens.