Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets
Yield: 45 to 48 nuggets Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 18 mins


  • Oil in a spray bottle
  • 7 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with foil; spray with oil and set aside. Place bread slices directly on oven rack and bake 5 to 6 minutes per side, until crisp.

2. Break bread into pieces and place in bowl of food processor; process until crumbs are formed. Add salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Pulse to combine. Transfer to large resealable plastic bag.

3. In large bowl, beat egg; add chicken pieces and stir well. Transfer chicken pieces, 10 at a time, to bag; toss to coat evenly. Arrange on prepared baking sheets. Lightly spray with oil.


  • For Mexican-flavored nuggets, add 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder to crumb mixture. For an Italian accent, add 1 teaspoon dried oregano.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 151, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 62, carb. (g): 8, pro. (g): 20, sodium (mg): 287, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.