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    Cheerios® crunchy chicken nuggets

    Coat your chicken with a sprinkle of CHEERIOS® and serve with your favourite dip for a yummy crunchy lunch.
    Preparation Time
    15 min
    Cooking Time
    25 min
    Cooling Time
    0
    Skill Level
    Difficult
    Serving Size
    4

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups of CHEERIOS® cereal
    • 0.5 tsp salt
    • 0.25 tsp pepper
    • 0.25 cup of milk
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1 tbsp mustard
    • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted

    Instructions

    • Heat oven to 400°F.
    • Spray with cooking spray or lightly grease 13x9-inch pan.
    • Finely crush cereal.
    • Stir together cereal, salt and pepper; set aside.
    • In medium bowl, stir together milk, honey and mustard until blended.
    • Dip chicken into milk mixture; coat with cereal mixture.
    • Place chicken in pan; drizzle with melted butter.
    • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden and chicken is no longer pink in center.

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      How can I find foods made with whole grain?

      Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

      What’s the difference between a whole grain and a refined grain?

      A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.

      What is gluten?

      The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.

      How much whole grain do I need to eat every day?

      Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.

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