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Chick-en Nuggets

Expert tip for getting your kids to eat beans: Turn beans into something familiar, like chicken nuggets.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick-en Nuggets, Chickpeas
Servings: 4
Calories: 476kcal


  • 15 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup parsley, fresh
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, plain

Serve With

  • 2 cup edamame, shelled
  • 4 medium apple


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas; mash with a pastry blender or fork. Slice onion.
  • Place the onion, parsley, and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and well blended.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice, baking powder, and 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add onion mixture and egg mixture to the beans; stir to combine.
  • Stir in bread crumbs little by little until dough is dry enough to shape easily; shape into nuggets.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large skillet. Cook nuggets until heated through and golden brown on both sides, adding more oil as needed.
  • While nuggets cook, heat edamame according to package instructions, and slice apples.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1111mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 23g