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Healthy Chicken Nuggets Two Ways

Healthy Chicken Nuggets
Doesn't everyone love chicken nuggets?  I try and avoid fried food as much as possible, but I do love a good crispy chicken nugget.  These chicken nuggets can be made two different ways: Spicy Buffalo & Classic
I usually make the Buffalo for Lee and myself, and the classic version for the kids.
Here are the details for the Buffalo Chicken Nuggets:


  • 1lb boneless, skinless, organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4c panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4c Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • Olive Oil Spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  I like to use my toaster oven, which is faster to heat up.  Just make sure you cover the tray with foil and spray with olive oil.
  • If using a conventional oven, spray a baking dish with olive oil spray and set aside.
  • Cut chicken into strips or chunks.  I would advise making them the same size, so they cook evenly.
  • Put chicken into a bowl and add the olive oil and hot sauce.  Cover chicken to coat.
  • In another bowl add the dry ingredients: all spices & bread crumbs (Italian & Panko).
  • Dip the chicken one or two pieces at a time into the bread crumb and spice mix, coating on both sides, then put onto the backing tray.
  • Cook for 12 minutes, then flip chicken and cook at additional 4-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • I like to use a meat thermometer to ensure its cooked though, but not overcooked (which is easy to do).
  • White meat chicken needs to be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit to be considered safe to consume.

Classic Chicken Nuggets:

  • Make these exactly as described above, but omit the chili powder, paprika and hot sauce.
  • Its that simple!

I hope that your kids love these as much as mine do!


Emily XX

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