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Healthy Chicken Nuggets

A recipe for healthy homemade chicken nuggets. Quick and easy to make. Kid-friendly. 5 Fresh Ingredients (+Spices).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 294kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken (can also lightly blend chicken breasts) (500g)

For The Crumb Coating:

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (we use our crumbs made from our homemade sourdough bread)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (this recipe will also work fine using only parmesan cheese, just sub the breadcrumbs for more cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes (can use ½ teaspoon onion powder)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For The Egg Wash

  • 1 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat the oven to 425F/200C.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the crumb coating in a shallow dish.
  • Mix the ingredients for the egg wash into a seperate shallow dish.
  • With the chicken, about 2-3 tablespoon worth at a time, form nugget shapes.
  • Dip the nugget into the egg wash until coated.
  • Transfer to the crumb mix and coat evenly.
  • Arrange on the baking sheet.
  • Once you’ve finished all the chicken, slide the tray into the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes, turning once halfway.
  • Serve while warm!



Tips & Tricks:

1. You can make this recipe gluten-free, but replacing the breadcrumbs with more parmesan cheese.
2. When baking, you need to turn them over after 5-7 minutes, but only turn them over if they’re nicely golden.
3. Chicken nuggets are cooked when they reach an internal temperature of 165F/73C


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 969mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg