Coconut Oat Crusted Chicken Nuggets & Two Pomegranate Sauces
July 6, 2010
I was recently selected to be in a super fun summer cooking competition. Coach’s Oats and POM Wonderful have gotten together to do a second round of their Recipe Battle. POM Wonderful hosts occasional cooking challenges with other healthy food companies to see who can come up with the most delish recipe. Each company chooses their signature ingredients and one blogger each to represent them.
I have been chosen to represent Coach’s Oats. As soon as they asked I flexed my foodie muscles and agreed to the challenge. I’ve been a fan of both companies for a long time, so it was a no brainer to get creative using their products. The blogger representing POM is Deep South Dish
The idea behind the contest is to use the ingredients together in a creative way. This time around we were asked to create a savory recipe. While in the car (my creative thinking place) I came up with these Chicken Nuggets. I couldn’t wait to get cooking. My last two recipes using Coach’s Oats have been on the sweeter side, Cocoa Coconut Oat Parfaits and High Energy Skillet Oatmeal. It was fun to go savory for a change.
My goal was to create the perfect baked chicken nugget. This is some good family cooking and it’s kid tested and approved. They are quick and easy to prepare and oh so healthy. Your kids will love them and they are great for your lunch box and entertaining. Serve as an appetizer or over a salad for a full meal. Bring ’em to potlucks, beach parties and BBQ’s.
These MarlaMeridith.com nuggets are made from whole food ingredients and they are baked and not fried. They have much more flavor and a significantly better nutritional profile than take-out or overly processed boxed chicken nuggets. From the whole grains of Coach’s Oats to the antioxidant filled POM dipping sauce, this is truly a match made in heaven.
The most cost efficient, healthiest, tastiest ways to have your meals when you are out of the house is to pack ’em yourself. In the photo below is my favorite lunchbox and I am so excited to share it with you! Take a look at this lunch I packed with my Chicken Nuggets:
You guys all know who my all time favorite Nugget is:
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