Healthy Homestyle Baked Chicken Nuggets

serves 4

16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup Panko (Japanese-style) bread crumbs
Non-stick olive oil spray
olive oil spray (propellant free - I used my Misto)

Preheat oven to 425°.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil and spraying with non-stick cooking spray.

Prepare three medium sized bowls:  add flour, salt and pepper in the first bowl stir to combine.  Put egg whites in the second bowl.   Combine the panko and Italian bread crumbs in the third bowl and mix with a fork.

Place several pieces of chicken into the flour and toss to lightly coat with flour.

One piece at a time dip chicken into egg whites and then into bread crumb mixture.

Place chicken nuggets on baking sheet without letting them touch.  Once the baking sheet is filled with nuggets, lightly spray with olive oil.

Bake for 8-12 minutes (until the nuggets are golden brown on the bottom side).  Flip nuggets over, lightly mist with olive oil and bake for another 3-5 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

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