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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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! "

33 Reviews for Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

11/15/2011
Anonymous
Pretty tasty

To the question below...you 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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11/01/2011
Anonymous
Question

Could you bake or broil the chicken instead of cooking it in a pan?

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10/14/2011
Super fast and yummy!

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.

Easy, quick, new.
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08/15/2011
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
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07/26/2011
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
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