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 used to lose all sense of rational thought and ended up eating the entire contents of my fridge, a year old Easter egg, 5 ice lollies and anything else I managed 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)

I serve these as fajitas with lettuce wraps and onion/peppers 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 


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 100g 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
  • Few sprays 1 cal olive oil spray


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees (slightly less if a fan)
  2. Put your oats in a blender (Nutribullet in my case) and whizz to a fine texture
  3. In a bowl combine oats, spices and salt/pepper, stir well until combined
  4. Cut your chicken into thin strips (or be lazy like me and use mini chicken fillets)
  5. Dip each chicken strip into the egg and then into the oats
  6. Spray some 1 cal spray onto a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
  7. Eat!

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