Everything Spice Chicken Schnitzel/Nuggets Sheet Pan Dinner

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everything chicken nugget sheet pan dinner

Kids love chicken nuggets, but so do adults and luckily it's easy to make those nuggets even more exciting and more nutritious.  For the coating we use pre cooked quinoa and you won't believe how nice it crisps up. 

Note: Feel free to use all or none of the everything seasoning or only put it in half the coating. Make extra, you can freeze these. 

Vegetarian: Use portobello mushrooms, cauliflower or broccoli in place of chicken 

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

Everything Spice Chicken Schnitzel

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled, cut into 2-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded to an even thickness, or cut into 2- inch nuggets
  • 2 egg whites whisked with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup “no-salt everything” spice (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • Garnish: fresh chopped parsley, lemon wedges

Make your own everyting spice mix and use it on everything

  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup poppy seeds
  • ½ cup dried onion flakes
  • ½ cup dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional) 

Preparation

Everything Spice Chicken Schnitzel 

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. 

1. Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet and toss with evoo, salt and pepper. Roast potatoes, turning occasionally.

 2. While potatoes are roasting, prepare chicken. Set out 1 bowl with egg white mixture and 1 bowl or plate with a mix of everything seasoning and quinoa. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge chicken in egg white mixture and then into everything spice quinoa mix. 

3. When potatoes are lightly browned, about 30 minutes, push potatoes together at one end of sheet pan and add chicken breasts. Toss green beans with evoo and salt and pepper. Add green beans to sheet pan. Roast for 12 - 15 minutes, flipping chicken once halfway through until chicken is cooked through and beans are hot but still crisp. Sprinkle chicken with a little salt before serving. 

Everything Spice Mix

1. mix all ingredients together in a bowl and use in everything you like.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 portion nuggets, green beans and sweet potatoes
  • Calories: 500
  • Carbohydrate Content: 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 70 mg
  • Fat Content: 20 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 36 g
  • Sodium Content: 710 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g