Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

I first discovered these when I was absolutely starving and on the verge of hanger breakdown after work. From past experience these moods are quite dangerous. I lose all sense of rational thought and end up eating the contents of my fridge, a year old Easter egg, 5 ice lollies and anything else I manage to get my hands on. SO this time I needed a plan and chicken nuggets (in my opinion) are one of the best food inventions to have ever been dreamed up (particularly the 6 box variety found at Mcdonalds)

This healthy version is quick to make and uses mainly ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard. I served them as fajitas with lettuce wraps, onion/peppers and a bit of leftover feta but you could have them by themselves, with sweet potato fries, in wraps at lunch – however you want!

I will add a disclaimer here that I am in no way claiming these are as good as Mcdonalds chicken nuggets (seriously though is anything?) but to me they are the next best thing!

Serves 2


  • 400g chicken
  • 200g oats
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder (I use mild as I can’t deal with spice)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt/Pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees (slightly less if a fan)
  2. In a bowl combine your oats, spices and salt/pepper, stir well until combined
  3. Cut your chicken into thin strips (or be lazy like me and use the mini chicken fillets)
  4. Dip each chicken strip into the egg and then into the oats – make sure each chicken piece is as fully coated as poss
  5. Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
  6. Eat!




  1. July 7, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    I am definitely going to have to try these! Since going gluten free, one of the things I really miss is crispy chicken salad! I might try and grind up the oats first to get a more consistent coating!!! Thanks so much for the idea šŸ˜

    • July 7, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      That’s such a good idea, I would definitely do that too if I wasn’t so lazy šŸ™ˆ

      • July 7, 2017 / 1:08 pm

        I usually buy an extra bag of oats and throw them in the food processor and keep them in a container for just this sort of recipe! I use them a lot for gluten free pancakes, fish batter, etc. I cannot wait to try this chicken!!

  2. July 7, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    This is interesting! Thanks for the idea of These! Lord knows I don’t need mcdonalds chicken nuggets or frozen. Blah!

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