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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

plate of homemade chicken nuggets

Instead of going through the drive-through when your kids — or you — want chicken nuggets, try this baked homemade chicken nuggets recipe. Fast food nuggets are 12 grams of fat per serving, while these have just two. And there’s no processed meat or deep frying here!

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 166
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 641mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 27g



  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-1/2 -inch pieces.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, pepper, and salt. Roll chicken pieces in the flour mixture to cover on all sides, shaking off excess flour. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg whites and buttermilk.
  5. In another bowl, place the cornflakes. Dip each chicken piece into the egg mixture, then coat with cornflakes, covering completely.
  6. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on the rack.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until golden.
  8. Serve with ketchup or honey mustard, if desired.

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