Health in a Hurry Curry Chicken Nuggets
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ½-inch thick pieces
  • ½ teaspoon + ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • ½ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (see note below)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder (I use Simply Organic)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (I use Simply Organic)
  • 2½ cups crunchy whole grain cereal (I used Peace Cereal Supergrains, formerly Erewhon brand)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and place one or two roasting, baking or cooling rack on a baking sheet (to fit), and spray it with cooking spray. This allows air to circulate under the nuggets so they crisp better on both sides.
  2. Season the chicken bites with ½ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper.
  3. Place the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper in a medium-sized bowl with the coconut milk, curry powder, and garlic powder. Use the higher amount of curry powder for bigger punch, lesser for timid taste buds. Whisk to combine.
  4. Place the seasoned chicken pieces in the coconut milk mixture, and stir to coat.
  5. Put the cereal in a spice grinder or food processor and pulse to create coarse or fine crumbs, as you prefer (the picture shown is coarse crumbs). Alternately, you can put the cereal in a large plastic bag, seal, and smash away!
  6. Pour the cereal into a shallow dish. One-by-one, remove the chicken pieces from the coconut milk mixture, roll in the cereal to coat, and place on your greased baking racks about 1-inch apart.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until baked through and lightly crispy on the outside.
Coconut Milk: This is NOT coconut milk beverage. It comes in cans or little aseptic containers like the brand I use, So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk.

Freezer Meal: The cooked nuggets can be frozen and reheated in the oven for an even quicker meal. Flash freeze them in a single layer and then store in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer. Pop them in the oven at 375ºF until heated through and crispy, about 12 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
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