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Oven baked chicken nuggets.
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Healthier Chicken Nuggets

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken nuggets, chicken nuggets, homemade chicken nuggets
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 whole eggs lightly beaten
  1. Sprinkle chicken lightly with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  2. Toast panko bread crumbs in a nonstick skillet over low heat.
  3. In a large, shallow dish mix panko,remaining  salt, pepper, onion powder, parsley and paprika.

  4. Put flour in another shallow dish.
  5. Set up a a baking sheet with a baking rack on top. Lightly spray baking rack with a non-stick spray.
  6. Working with each piece of chicken, one at a time, dredge chicken into flour, dip into egg, and then into panko mixture.
  7. Place on baking rack.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Test one piece to ensure it is cooked through. If not fully cooked, place back in oven for 3- 5 additional minutes.
  9. Do not overcook or the chicken will be dry.
Recipe Notes

You can use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
Cut chicken into similar sized pieces.
Toast bread crumbs to achieve a golden color. Don't skip this step or your nuggets will look uncooked after the 10 minutes in the oven.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1171mg51%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.