Maple Mustard Chicken Nuggets

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Portions: 4


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large nugget-size pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup from Canada
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ketchup


  1. In a large plastic bag combine buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of the mustard, and chicken. Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 425° F.
  3. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Grease foil well.
  4. In another large bag combine flour, cornmeal, paprika and salt.
  5. Add chicken in batches; shake gently to coat.
  6. Place all of the chicken in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
  7. In a small saucepan combine pure maple syrup, butter, ketchup and remaining 2 tablespoons mustard.
  8. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
  9. Dip each nugget in the maple glaze and return to the baking sheet.
  10. Bake about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and glaze is set.
Advice from Maple experts

The kiddos are sure to love this healthier version of a childhood favorite. Serve these maple mustard chicken nuggets alongside thei favorites veggies for a meal they won’t be able to say no to!