Healthy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Do you recall the flavor of your first chicken nugget?

Did you pick up a bag of drive-thru fast food and immediately develop a craving for these fried, juicy, and little treats?

Or perhaps your mother heated up some frozen nuggets from a package and served them to you hot off the oven.

Although these aren’t the chicken nuggets from your youth, you and your children will adore them nonetheless.

Try our recipe for nutritious chicken nuggets to feed your family.

AuthorSilvia lemon
Preparation Time05 minutes
Cooking Duration55 minutes
Total Time1 hour
CategoryDinner, Lunch


  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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How to make Healthy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chicken should be cut into cubes and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Prepare 3 bowls for the following: flour, egg, and quinoa.

Shake off any excess flour after coating the chicken.

Shake off the excess after dipping the chicken in the egg.

Finally, sprinkle some quinoa over the chicken and give it a gentle press to help it adhere.

Place the chicken nuggets side by side on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Olive oil should be drizzled on. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown, in the oven.

While still hot, serve with your preferred sauce.

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