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Chicken Nuggets

When your kids want chicken nuggets, instead of hitting the fast food drive-thru, try this low-fat homemade nugget recipe. Fast food nuggets are 12 grams of fat per serving--a whopping 10 grams more than these lean nuggets with just 2 grams fat. No processed meat or deep frying here. These tasty chicken nuggets are baked.

Suggested Serving Size

4 pieces


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or skim milk
  • 1 cup finely crushed corn flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-1/2 -inch pieces. 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.
  3. In a small bowl lightly beat egg whites and buttermilk. In another bowl, place the cornflakes. Dip each chicken piece into egg mixture then coat with cornflakes, covering completely.
  4. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on rack. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until golden. Serve with ketchup or honey mustard, if desired.

Servings Per Container 4
Calories 166
Total Fat 2
Trans Fat 0
Poly Fat 0
Mono Fat 0
Cholesterol 40
Sodium 641
Total Carb 12
Fibers 1
Sugars 0
Proteins 27
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 0
Iron 0

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