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Baked Popcorn Chicken Bites

These are coated in corn flakes and baked until golden brown. Super easy to make, kid-friendly, and are great as appetizers.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken nuggets, baked popcorn chicken, healthy chicken nuggets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 18 nuggets
Calories 83 kcal
Author A Simple Palate

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and brush sheet pan with olive oil. 

  2. Cut chicken into cubes/smaller pieces and set aside. In a large bowl use your hands to crush corn flakes until crumbly. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne - mix ingredients together. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Bake chicken for 8 minutes on each side - total time for me was 16 minutes. Time can vary depending on size of chicken bites. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce! 

Recipe Notes

Serve with honey mustard sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Popcorn Chicken Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3g 4%
Cholesterol 24.2mg 8%
Sodium 105.1mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 12.7g 4%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.