Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets
These crispy baked chicken nuggets are the perfect kid-friendly meal or party appetizer! They’re made with less than 10 ingredients, take less than 1 hour to make, and are simply delicious.
Today we are talking all about these tender baked chicken nuggets! You’ll need less then 10 ingredients and less the 1 hour to make this super tasty meal.
You can serve these up as an easy kid-friendly dinner or as a game day appetizer! No matter the occasion, they will be gobbled up and so enjoyed. We also love the idea of dipping them into a tasty honey mustard dressing for that extra level of flavor! But of course, if you have another favorite dipping sauce we are all for it.
Ingredients For Baked Chicken Nuggets
Corn flakes: to get that crispy crust you’ll need plain corn flakes crushed into small pieces.
Chicken breasts or boneless skinless thighs: you can use either and cut into small pieces.
Almond milk: or you can use regular milk if you don’t use nut milk.
salt & pepper: for taste and seasoning!
Oregano: we like to use this herb in dried form for this specific recipe.
Cayenne pepper: this won’t give major spicyness, but a pleasant kick to the nuggets. If you don’t like spice you can leave out.
Garlic powder: for flavor!
Eggs: we love using pasture raised eggs.
Oil: we recommend avocado oil or quality olive oil.
Extra Cooking Tips
Sauce: we served up our chicken bites with honey mustard dipping sauce (store-bought). But you can also serve with barbecue sauce or ketchup!
Chicken cut types: You can use any cut of chicken for this recipe. Chicken tenders, chicken breast, or thighs (boneless + skinless). Then cut into pieces and assemble.
How to Store Leftovers & Freeze
Freezing: assemble chicken nuggets but don’t bake. Store uncooked nuggets in a ziplock bag or airtight plastic container for up to 2 months. When ready to cook, thaw in a fridge over night or at room temperature for several hours – then cook as instructed.
Store leftovers: store nuggets in a ziplock bag or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
More Tasty Chicken Recipes To Try
If you love this chicken dinner you may also be a fan of these easy meals!
- Authentic Chicken Parmigiana
- 10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken
- 30-Minute Honey Sesame Chicken
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
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These crispy baked chicken nuggets are the perfect kid-friendly meal or party appetizer! They're made with less than 10 ingredients, take less than 1 hour to make, and are simply delicious.
Preheat oven to 400F and brush sheet pan with olive oil.
Cut chicken into cubes/smaller pieces and set aside. Add corn flakes to ziplock bag and pound until they're smaller pieces. In a bowl mix together crushed corn flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne.
Whisk eggs and milk together in a shallow dish. Set up an assembly line with chicken, milk & eggs, and corn flake mixture. First: coat chicken with egg and milk mixture. Second: thoroughly coat chicken in corn flake mixture on both sides. Lay chicken on oiled sheet pan and repeat process until all of chicken is used up.
Bake at 400F for 16 minutes - flip nuggets half way through baking time. Time can vary depending on size of chicken bites. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!