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! "

30 Reviews for Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

Tasty & Fast

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.

Fast, tasty, healthy
Very tasty

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!!

Quick and healthy
A great find!

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.

Simple to make
Fun throwback to childhood

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.

Fun to make and eat
Quick Weeknight Dinner

So, I made this exactly as prescribed and was a little nonplussed, particularly by the crust. I think maybe next time, I will add some crumbled saltines. This will make it less healthy, but may give it that "pop" I was expecting. The sauce was great, but for 2, I'd halve it--now I've got bunch left over that I'm not quite sure what to do with.

Healthy "Nuggets"!

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