Easy Chicken Nuggets - Healthy Fast Food

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Sep. 19, 2013

A healthy fast food perfect for your kids lunch box.


Boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 Pound , cut into chunks
Mashed potatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dried parsley 1/4 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Kosher salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Panko bread crumbs 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon , grated



1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Place cooling rack over a foil-lined baking sheet.


2. In a food processor, add in all the ingredients except panko and parmesan. Process until chicken is finely chopped and ingredients are combined.

3. Place the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl and stir to combine.

4. With moistened hands, roll 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture between your palms and flatten it into a nugget shape. Gently press nuggets into bread crumbs to evenly coat them.

5. Place nuggets on a cooling rack. Lightly spray nuggets with cooking spray.

6. Bake for 15 minutes.


7. Serve the nuggets for kids with some fresh fruit juice.


To freeze, place nuggets on a sheet tray after this step and freeze for one hour. Place nuggets in labeled freezer bags for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, follow the directions starting with step #4.

If you want your nuggets to be golden brown, place under the broiler for 2 minutes after cooking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6