Honey Mustard Chicken Nuggets & Sweet Crispy Rice

 Taking inspiration from my sesame chicken recipe (one of my husbands favs!) I created this healthier honey mustard chicken. 

Why do I say "healthier"? Because what I think is more healthy may not be what someone else thinks is healthy low calorie eating.

Coming from someone who loves deep fried, greasy or very cheesy high calorie foods this recipe is pretty healthy. So that's why I would just say "healthier" but you can decide what you define as healthy on your own.
 It was a huge hit with all of us. Even myself and I am not a big chicken eater. It will definitely be a much requested dinner recipe in the future. You know something is really good when your husband asks you to pack some for his lunch the next day and then texts you "this chicken is still sooo good" Ah I love when I make a dinner that everyone loves it's so satisfying. And I really dislike throwing out food so leftovers for lunch is something that makes me very happy!  

Here's the recipe:

For the chicken:

1 Package Chicken Cutlets-
thinned and cut into nugget sized pieces
2 Cups Cornflake Crumbs
1 Cup of Slivered Almonds
1 Tsp. Sprinkle of Salt
1 Tsp. of Mccormicks Garlic Herb Seasoning
2 Large Eggs

Honey Mustard Sauce:

1/2 Cup Hellmans Honey Mustard Sauce (Or equal amounts of honey and mustard mixed)
1/4 Cup Hot Water
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vinegar
1 Heaping Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Garlic

Start with preparing the chicken. Lay out the slivered almonds on a counter top or cutting board. Smash them into smaller pieces with a tool of choice. I used the "hammer" that is meant for making chicken thinner. If you can find them already packaged in these smaller pieces not ground and not slivered then use those. I couldn't so I did that part on my own. Combine the almond pieces with the cornflake crumbs and lay them out on a large plate or flat dish add the salt and garlic seasoning and mix well. Then whisk the eggs together in a separate dish. Bread the chicken by coating it in the egg and then the cornflake crumb mixture. Preheat the oven to 450. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and lay the pieces of breaded chicken out in the pan. Bake them for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare your honey mustard sauce. Take the honey mustard, hot water, brown sugar, vinegar and chopped garlic and place them in a sauce pan. Put the ingredients up on the stove top over a low- medium flame allowing the sauce to come to a boil mixing it all along and then shut it once it has. Take the baked chicken out of the oven and pour the honey mustard sauce over all the pieces evenly. Put it back in the oven but this time lower the flame to 350 and leave it in for about 10-15 minutes. Once it is finished baking it is ready to serve.

Now for the rice:

Bring a salted pot of water to a boil. Add the rice letting it cook almost completely. Chop up a large red pepper, a large yellow pepper, and a medium sized sweet onion. Put them into a saute' pan with a little veg. oil and let them cook a little. Add 1 Tablespoon Soy sauce, 1 Tsp Sesame Oil, 1 Tsp Brown Sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Once the rice is almost completely cooked remove it from the pot with a slotted spoon. Put it into the pan with the now fried veggies. Mix it all together and put it in the oven on 450 for 10-15 minutes or until it is crispy on the top. If you don't like crispy rice skip that step and serve after mixing the rice with the veggie mixture.

Serve the rice on the side of the honey mustard chicken. They worked really well together.

So that's my healthier recipe for this week. After Pesach is over there will most likely be lots of healthier recipes up. With all the eating I do when I'm with family over the holidays I tend to try and prepare low calorie dinners for a little while afterwards.

Happy Cooking Everyone!

Also I don't know how much I am going to be able to blog over the next little while with Pesach and being away a little with family. So if I don't write until after I just want to wish everyone an amazing Pesach! Whether you will be entertaining or away with family and friends the most important thing is to just try and relax and have a nice time!

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Xo. Gigi.

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