Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

A healthy alternative to a family favorite!

  • Author: Healthy Happy Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 40 nuggets 1x
  • Category: main meal
  • Cuisine: American



2 pounds ground chicken

2 1/2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs, divided

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare two baking sheets by either oiling them, or lining them with parchment paper or a nonstick mat.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and thyme.  Use your hands and make sure everything is well combined.

Place the remaining bread crumbs ( 1 1/2 cups) in a separate bowl.

Form the chicken mixture into nuggets shapes, roll the nuggets in the bowl of breadcrumbs to evenly coat them on all sides.  Place the nuggets on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, flipping the nuggets half way through the cooking time.  Enjoy!


Keywords: chicken nuggets