Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the memes lately talking about getting a girl chicken nuggets for Valentines day, but lets just say if they are any indication of the temperature today this post will be very well received. I know that many are doing the whole going out candle lit dinner thing, which is fabulous if you can afford it and have the time. I would say an equal amount are cooking something at home. Whether it’s the favorite meal of a spouse with a romantic touch or two or cooking for the family complete with little ones, I would say that these Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets With Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce will make anybody happy.

Now my fiance and I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend as he is traveling today for work and we actually get to put together our wedding registry to celebrate it, how cool is that?! So if we were going to be celebrating the day of I might marinate some steaks or I would cook his favorite meal (which is sloppy joes with macaroni and cheese or fried chicken). But since it’s a weeknight and we’re celebrating later and I just wanted something delicious and casual. This recipe is very similar to my mom’s classic fried chicken! It’s also an incredibly easy recipe and if you’re watching your weight, baked is almost always better than fried.

Start by taking a large chicken breast and cutting it up into pieces that are about two inches in length. Try to make them all similar so that they all cook the same.

Then begin by placing the spices to dust the chicken nuggets in a gallon size zip bag and then shake the bag to mix all of the dry ingredients.

Introduce the chicken nuggets into the spice blend a little bit at a time, shaking the bag in between until all are covered.

Then place the nuggets on a greased cookie sheet. Cook for ten minutes before turning them. Cook for another then minutes and cook them again.

While they are cooking you can start making your Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce, which is TO DIE FOR! Mix the Honey, BBQ Sauce, Mustard and Lemon Juice together and wa-lah, you’ve got a DELICIOUS dipping sauce.

Once the Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets are done cooking you’ll pull them off of the baking dish and serve them with the Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce.

You can always dip the flour dredged nuggets into egg and roll them in crackers as well. This is how my fiance prefers them.

 

Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets

  • Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Red Chile Powder
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Kickin’ Chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Poultry Seasoning

Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon of Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup of Mayonnaise

Instructions

Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets

  1. Cut chicken breast up into nuggets that are about two inches long.
  2. Mix all flour, red chile powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, salt, kickin’ chicken and poultry seasoning in gallon bag.
  3. Dredge chicken nuggets in seasoning mix by shaking in gallon bag.
  4. Place chicken nuggets on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes, turning after the first ten minutes.

Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

  1. Whisk together mustard, lemon juice, honey, bbq sauce and mayonnaise together until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

What’s a fun weeknight meal to that will please anyone? My favorite is definitely these Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce! But some of my other well loved options include Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole and Easy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.

Thanks for reading!

 

Lauren

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