Skinny Chicken Nuggets

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Here’s a recipe that will please both parents and kids, alike! Our Skinny Chicken Nuggets offer so much more than their greasy cardboard tasting “cousins”. These tasty treats are baked, not fried, and are made of only 100% whole fresh ingredients. These tasty treats are baked, not fried, and are made of only clean eating ingredients, so they won’t pump your body full of harmful preservatives and fat. Plus, we’ve used the perfect combination of spices, so they taste amazing, too! We guarantee that you’ll never eat another processed and frozen chicken nugget again.

Skinny Chicken Nuggets are perfect for entertaining. Serve them with some of our SkinnyMs. Barbecue Sauce or Homemade Ketchup.

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Skinny Chicken Nuggets

With 100% fresh ingredients, these chicken nuggets will not only be a hit with the kids but will leave your mind guilt-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 240kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs whole wheat can be found at any whole foods type supermarket and most organic sections of your local grocery
  • 1 egg white large, lightly whipped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl add egg white and chicken cubes, toss to coat. Add seasonings to chicken along with Panko bread crumbs, coat well. It may be necessary to press crumbs onto chicken pieces. Place chicken coated pieces on a non-stick cookies sheet, drizzle with oil or use an oil sprayer if available. Cook 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through.


Serving: 6nuggets | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6

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7 Comments on "Skinny Chicken Nuggets"

  1. Dawn Teresa  February 22, 2014

    How many ounces are the chicken breasts? This could really vary. It would be helpful to list the total weight of the chicken to be used.

    • SkinnyMs  February 27, 2014

      Between 6 to 8 ounces apiece.

  2. Kristy  March 12, 2014

    Do these freeze and recook well? (If I cooked first and then froze?)

    • SkinnyMs  March 12, 2014

      Yes you can do that, as long as they are cooled to room temperature, but they maybe less crunchy when reheated. It's better to bread and freeze them raw, and then take as many at a time as you need for cooking. Add about 10 minutes to the cook time if doing this.

  3. Lika  July 1, 2014

    I made it. It's a great recipe. Just pay attention to the cooking time: My nuggets were fully cooked and ready in just 17 minutes.

  4. Robin  December 27, 2016

    These look delicious. I plan on having them with a big salad. The comments are very helpful. Thanks!

  5. Randi  October 6, 2018

    These are great! My husband is on a low-fat diet due to a heart attack. These are a good substitute for fried chicken. Thank you.


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