Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

A healthy version of chicken nuggets. Note that the calorie estimate will be high. You will have to drain off some olive oil during the preparation of the chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a tupperware bowl that has a lid, combine the chicken, water, oil, garlic, and pepper.
  2. Marinade the chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Shake the bowl about half way through to recoat the chicken with the marinade.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the bread crumbs, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  4. Drain the chicken.
  5. In a one gallon Ziploc, mix together the chicken and bread crumb mix.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425.
  7. Layout the chicken on a cookie sheet in a single layer. (Throw out excess breading that may be in the bag. It will burn if not on the chicken.).
  8. Cook at 425 for 15 minutes. Flip them half way through.
Most Helpful

5 5

I was getting so tired of eating the same old chicken. This recipe added some excitement to our meal. I was just the right blend of spices. Not too spicy, but certainly not bland. I will be making these tasty nuggets again.

5 5

Yummy! We loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and even added more cayenne pepper because we like it spicy. Thanks for posting. Made for Fall PAC 2009.

5 5

GREAT RECIPE you have here! I made it to include on my finger food counter for a group I host each month & they loved these TASTY LITTLE BITES! I did cut back on the cayenne pepper by almost half; substituted lemon pepper for the usual S&P; & I used whole wheat bread crumbs that I'd processed fine ~ All for some tasty chicken nuggets that everyone raved about! Keepin' this one around! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]