Oven-Fried Honey Chicken Nuggets

I needed an easy weeknight meal and had starred these Oven Fried Honey Chicken Nuggets from Sweet Tea in Texas a while back in my Google Reader. These were really easy to make and so delicious! This might just be my new go-to chicken recipe. I loved the sweetness the honey gave to the chicken. And the combination of the balsamic gave it just the right balance. If you aren’t a balsamic fan, this doesn’t have an overwhelming balsamic flavor, it just mellows out the sweetness of the honey. The recipe called for 2 tbsp. of balsamic, but I just added one because I like things a smidge on the sweet side. I also recommend doubling the honey mixture because I ran out of it before I ran out of chicken and had to make more. Click on the link above for the original recipe, and mine with the honey mixture doubled is below. Enjoy!

Oven-Fried Honey Chicken Nuggets
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs (Panko if you have it)
Olive Oil cooking spray
1 pkg/1 pound fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil-lined baking pan large enough to hold all chicken pieces in one layer.
In shallow bowl, whisk together honey and vinegar. Set aside.

Place bread crumbs in a small saute pan and toast lightly over low heat for about 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown. Pour bread crumbs a little at a time into separated bowl. Roll chicken pieces in honey mixture, then in bread crumbs; place in pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly.

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  1. Mmmm – this looks wonderful and I love that its oven fried!

  2. This sounds great. My hubby is a big fan of chicken nuggets, I’ll have to make these for him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    these sound great!! did you serve them with anything else?

  4. They look so perfect and I love that there are only 3 ingredients in the breading – yum!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I served them with green beans and my husband had some new potatoes that were left over from the night before.

  6. These look great! You coated the chicken so perfectly. My husband will love these!

  7. Mmm these look really good – I would love them with some honey mustard dipping sauce!

  8. Love that they are oven fried!

  9. I made this last night with just a few modifications and it was delish!

  10. This combination of flavors looks so yummy. My kids would love this meal. I’ll have to try it out!

  11. melissa says:

    these look great – and so crispy! i think i will have to try these soon.

  12. This is a great recipe and even picky kid approved. I love balsamic vinegar but the kids wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. But what they don’t know won’t hurt them. 😉 My kids wolfed them down like they came from a fast food restaurant and are much healthier without all the additives.