Eat Clean Chicken Nuggets {recipe}

clean chicken nuggets

Everyone loves chicken nuggets!! Kids and adults alike!! However, not all chicken nuggets are made equal.

A quick search on MyFitnessPal’s database of recipes (homemade or frozen nuggets) shows a huge difference in the nutritional information. Some nuggets were around 40 calories each whereas others (including some homemade) were almost 100 calories for 1 nugget.

When choosing a recipe, have a look at the nutritional info before deciding which one to pick. The eat clean chicken nuggets recipe I’m sharing with you is very reasonable at 100 calories for 4 nuggets. It’s also really easy to make! (You know I love quick and easy).


• 3 x 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• ¼ cup oat bran
• ¼ cup wheat germ
• 1 Tbsp coarsely ground flaxseed
• ¼ cup coarsely ground almonds (optional)
• ½ tsp sea salt
• ½ tsp pepper
• Pinch garlic powder
• ½ cup water
• 1 large egg white, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or coating lightly with extra virgin olive oil.

2. Cut chicken breasts into nugget-sized pieces, about 1½ inches square. Set aside.

eat clean chicken nuggets

3. Next, combine all dry ingredients in a large container with a tightly fitting lid. Shake well. This is your coating mixture.

eat clean chicken nuggets

4. Combine water and egg in a medium bowl. Dip each piece in the water-egg white mixture. Then dip each piece in the coating mixture. Make sure each piece is well coated.

eat clean chicken nuggets

5. Place on the baking sheet. When all of your chicken has been coated and your baking sheet is full, place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

clean chicken nuggets recipe

And there you have it!! In about 30 minutes you’ve got healthy and delicious chicken nuggets!! YUM!

Note: They aren’t overly crispy like regular nuggets, so you could modify the recipe by cooking the outside of the nuggets in a frying pan with a bit of oil before putting them in the oven. (I know there is a technical term for this… anyone?)

The nuggets taste great with some homemade ketchup or homemade bbq sauce!

clean chicken nuggets

Nutritional Info (1 serving = 4 nuggets)

Calories: 100
Fat: 3.5 g
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g

Original recipe from here.

YOUR TURN: How would you eat these? Snack? Lunch? Dinner? Do you have a favorite healthy sauce? Share in the comments!

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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  • I am going to try these chicken nuggets this weekend. I am pretty sure it will be better than the store bought pink sludge ones.

    • FitHealthy365


      Did you try them? How did they turn out? They will definitely be better than store bought!!


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