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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets, crispy, hot, sinfully tasty. And ready in just 30 minutes. An easy recipe that goes well with the whole family.

Overhead shot of a white rameskin with ketchup on a white plate of baked chicken nuggets

Chicken nuggets must be the most googled chicken recipe. And l can see why, they are some pretty bite-sized goodies that top the list when it comes to kids’ favourite recipes. Shame that most kids would only have the fast-food version, which l pretty much doubt has any real chicken in it.

I mean, l do love a good rant, and l must have moaned many times before about how much l am against these fast-food restaurants. My ears hurt only when l hear words like McDonalds, KFC and the like. Come on, people, you can do better than that. I know that time is ever so precious, but fast food? Really? Rant over. For now.

So, coming back to my healthy baked nuggets. With a nice twist. They have a secret ingredient to make them extra crispy: weetabix. Yes, that’s right. Crush one weetabix and mix it with the breadcrumbs and all the seasoning, and you’ll get the most amazing chicken nuggets. Not a problem at all if you don’t have weetabix, just breadcrumbs would be fine.

Overhead shot of a baking tray with uncooked chicken nuggets

These are way healthier than any nuggets you will buy, no matter where from. Yes, you do use a tiny bit of oil to help them crisp up nicely, but that is pretty much it, no deep frying them in a oil that has been heated and re-heated and use for billions of chicken nuggets.

And you know what, you can’t really tell them are not fried. So, next time your toddler is fussy about food, try these nuggets, I bet they will go down a treat. And not just kids, but also grown-ups who would rather stay clear of take-aways.

I do like chicken quite a lot, and I can think of thousands of better ways of cooking it. From Quick Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe to Tender Chicken Fritters Recipe, all great under 30-minute recipes that can go well with the whole family.

A chicken nugget being dipped into a rameskin of ketchup with other nuggets on a white plate


How to make chicken nuggets

It’s a lot easier to make them than you thought. Just cut up the chicken in bite-size chunks, dip them in flour, shaking off any excess, then drench them in beaten egg, and coat with a nice breadcrumbs mixture.

On the baking tray, drizzle some oil, in the oven, job done! It’s so easy, even a complete beginner in the kitchen can successfully make them right on the first ever try.

Serve them with ketchup, or any other sauce you like, and you are in for the best homemade treat. And whoever says healthy food is boring, give them something to think about!

Overhead shot of a white plate with baked chicken nuggets and a rameskin of ketchup

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Overhead shot of a white plate of chicken nuggets with a rameskin of ketchup in the middle of it
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets, or the best ever homemade chicken nuggets. Crispy, hot, sinfully tasty. And ready in just 30 minutes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chicken recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 516 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 weetabix crushed
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).

  2. Dice the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, crushed weetabix, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and parmesan.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the flour and have yet another bowl for the egg, which should be lightly beaten.
  5. Dip the chicken chunks in flour, then egg and then coat them well in the breadcrumbs mixture.
  6. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick baking tray, arrange the chicken nuggets, drizzle some more oil on top and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, turning them once half way through baking to ensure they are nice and crispy on both sides.
  7. Serve them with any sauce of your choice, my favourite is still the good old ketchup.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1217mg 51%
Potassium 606mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 17.2%
Iron 27.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Healthy baked chicken nuggets with a twist

Healthy baked chicken nuggets with a twist



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