Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 18-20 minutes Ingredients:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 35 pieces)
2 egg whites, whisked
3⁄4 cup panko bread crumbs + 2 tablespoons salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1⁄2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
2 tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1⁄4 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a cooling rack that fits in the baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. (This will help the baked nuggets be crispy.)
Whisk the egg whites in one small mixing bowl, and the panko, salt, and black pepper in a second mixing bowl.
Dunk the chicken pieces in the egg whites and let the excess drip off. Next, dredge the chicken pieces in the panko, coating all sides.
Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the chicken is golden and done, 16-18 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce by heating the syrup, sriracha and soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir together the cornstarch and cold water to make a slurry, and set aside. Bring the sauce to a low boil, and then stir the slurry into the sauce. Allow it to come back up to a low boil for 1 minute until thickened.
When the chicken is cooked, toss it into the sauce and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts: Yield: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1⁄2 cup chicken
Calories 124 | Fat 2g | Carbohydrates 11g | Cholesterol 43mg Sodium 362mg | Fiber 0g | Sugar 1g | Protein 18g