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Baked Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Servings 4 servings


  • 1.5 pounds Chicken Tenders
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • avocado spray

For the Sauce

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or sub coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Wocestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • -Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • -Add flour to one bowl, eggs to another, and bread crumbs to the third bowl.
  • -Season the flour and the bread crumbs with salt and pepper and toss to mix.
  • -Cut chicken tenders into bite sized pieces.
  • -Lightly coat chicken pieces with flour shaking to remove excess and then dip into egg to coat, then dip into the bread crumbs and coat evenly.
  • -Place chicken onto a cooling rack on a baking sheet (this helps all sides of chicken to cook evenly)and spray with avocado oil spray lightly to coat top of chicken.
  • -Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
    -If needed for crispness, switch the oven to broil the last 2 minutes to get extra crispy nuggets.
  • -While nuggets are cooking, add all sauce ingredients into asaucepan and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  • -Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the sauce.
  • -Strain if desired to remove blackberry seeds.
  • -Serve nuggets alongside sauce.