Monday, June 24, 2013

Honey-Lime Chicken Bites

 

My kids used to love chicken nuggets when they were younger. WAIT..Who am I kidding? They still do! Though long gone are the days where I used to have to purchase those Chicken Dino's now that their food palates have been expanded (THANK GOODNESS!). So every once in a while I find a new way to make them like I did with those Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets a while back that everyone loved. 

This time I decided to dip the chicken into a mixture of honey and fresh lime juice and zest; then coat them with some panko breadcrumbs and bake them for a healthier option. The kids LOVED these, including my 18 year old nephew who happened to stop by to mow our lawn the day I made these. He gave these Honey-Lime Chicken Bites a giant seal of approval. He also said that he would be willing to come by each week to be my taste tester and that his cousins were lucky. Gee, I hope they see it that way too! :) 

Anyway, the kids and I really liked these also. Eat them as a meal and serve them with a vegetable, side dish and salad or serve these as an appetizer. The choice is up to you!


Honey-Lime Chicken Bites
Prep Time:   15 minutes           Yield: 6 (36 pcs.)
Cook Time:  15 minutes           Serving: 6 pcs.
Total Time:   30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4-4oz. Boneless Chicken Breasts, trimmed and cut into approximately 36 pieces
  • 1/4 c. Honey
  • 1 Lime, zest and juice
  • 1 c. Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Spray
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Combine the honey and lime zest and juice in one bowl and the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. 
  3. Dip the chicken pieces first into the honey mixture; then into the breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. 
  4. Once all of the chicken is on the pan, spray the tops with cooking spray; then bake the chicken 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your pieces. Makes 36 pieces 
Nutritional Information (per piece)
Calories 31, Carbs 4.5g, Fat .2g, Protein 3.1g, Fiber .1g, Sugar 2.6g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Cool shopping list feature, Carrie!
    My kids would be in heaven if I made them these chicken bites (not that baked eggs in kale nests are the opposite of heaven, but, you know).
    Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Thanks Kirsten and I'm glad you like it. It's so easy to make too.

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