Accidentally the Best Baked Chicken Nuggets Ever

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Jes32

Accidentally discovered this while playing around with Chinese restaurant classics. My nugget-expert daughter loved them. I use the marinade from (minus the extra salt) and the flouring and baking technique from The chicken works great with either sauce but my picky kid just loved the chicken by itself. Infact she liked it so much I had to post the recipe. All measurements are approximate; vary the spices based upon your own taste.

Top Review by Chef Two Hearts

This is a basic recipe that provide a simple and tasty dinner, I doubled this recipe as written. I varied my seasonings a bit by adding some cumin and curry to our taste. The children all liked this way of serving chicken tenderloins. Next time I will double the soy sauce. Thanks for sharing this recipe Jes32.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat over to 450°F.
  2. Marinade chicken for a minimum of 10 minutes in egg, corn starch, soy sauce and water.
  3. Measure flour, chile powder and pepper into bowl or plastic bag.
  4. Put one piece of chicken at a time (draining off as much of the marinade as possible first) into the flour, coat chicken.
  5. Place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray first.
  6. After all the chicken is on cookie sheet (make sure they don't touch), spray chicken generously with cooking spray.
  7. Cook 20 minutes at 450°F.

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