Chicken Nuggets

8 Jul

Do you ever get a craving for some Mcdonald’s nuggets? Well, I don’t. LOL. But I do definitely love chicken nuggets and have a very easy way to make my own.

So here’s a recipe that is perfect for Sunday Food Prep Day!

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Baked Chicken Nuggets


  • 20 ounces chicken breast, thawed and chopped into nuggets
  • splash of egg whites
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tbsp almond flour/meal
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • desired seasonings—garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning blend, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After chicken is chopped up, pour a splash of egg whites on top and get all the pieces lightly covered. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in chicken pieces and mix until all pieces are evenly coated with the mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Makes 4-5 servings.

One way I served mine:

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with roasted broccoli slaw pasta, fresh basil, and marinara. Plus a baked japanese sweet potato with a cinnamon swirl laughing cow cream cheese.

These little guys are tender on the inside, with a crispness on the outside. I love them! They keep well in the fridge, so I like to make a lot at once to eat throughout the week.

Are you making anything for Sunday Prep?



13 Responses to “Chicken Nuggets”

  1. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Those look so good! A great switch up from regular plain chicken!

  2. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes July 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I don’t know why I’ve never thought about making these. I wonder what I could use that’s gluten and oat free…chia seeds? lol

    • Sweetly Fit July 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      just use almond meal and flax meal!!! I have done it that way with great success.

  3. Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) July 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Cinnamon swirl laughing cow??!!??! I must get my hands on this!!!

    Yep, I prepped all my food today =) 5lbs of chicken, 3lbs of tilapia, 5lbs of veggies… now I just need to bake my salmon! It should all last me through Thursday!!

  4. sarah July 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Oh man chicken nuggets were like my go-to meal at restaurants when I was a kid. Glad I changed my ways – most of what’s in those fast food nuggets isn’t even chicken, eww.
    But these look awesome! Anything with almond meal is normally delish IMO.

    I whip up a batch of healthy cookie dough/protein/lara bar type balls every week for snacking on – I love all the ball recipes flying round the blogworld!

    • Sweetly Fit July 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Isn’t that disgusting? That is why I like making my own food: I know exactly what goes into everything! And I agree that almond meal makes most things pretty darn tasty!

  5. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 8, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Have you ever tried applegate farms chicken nuggets? So good.

    • Sweetly Fit July 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

      No I haven’t! I’ll keep an eye out for them.

  6. Health Freak College Girl July 9, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    Plain chicken can get so boring but these sound awesome!

  7. Lisa July 9, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    These look awesome! I love mixing up my chicken recipes, so I’m not eating it just plain. Definitely a great switch up

  8. Meg July 9, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    HAHAHAHAHAHA you know I love you right?????? ———> Do you ever get a craving for some Mcdonald’s nuggets? Well, I don’t. LOL.

    That made me laugh SO hard. Omg.

  9. teabagginit July 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    japanese eggplant, japanese sweet potato, japanese squash = the best!!! 🙂 not that i’m biased or anything 😉

  10. Angie @ The Fitness Apple July 16, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    I too resist mccdonalds at all costs their meat isn’t even real i feel like LOL. 🙂

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