Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Crispy Chicken Nuggets


Makes 4 :Servings

Prep: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Serving size 1/4 of recipe

Calories 252 Protein 32 g Carbohydrates 11 g Fat 8 g Fiber 2 g Sugar <1 g Sodium 313 g

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • black pepper.
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper
  3. Spread out the cooked quinoa on the baking sheet
  4. Bake in the oven until dry and crispy, about 25 minutes, stirring once, monitoring it to ensure that it does not burn
  5. Once it is finished, allow it to cool to room temperature to get crunchy
  6. Increase the oven temperature to 420°F
  7. In a medium bowl, mix together the baked quinoa, parmesan, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne (if using), and black pepper
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg white
  9. Dip the chicken chunks in the egg mixture, then coat with the quinoa mixture
  10. Place the coated nuggets on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes
  11. Enjoy with your favorite condiment!
  12. Serve

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