Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Do chicken nuggets sum up anyone else's childhood? It's not just me, right?


Well, they were always my favorite. Whenever and wherever we went out to eat:
Burger King

.......Just to name a few. But that was before I was very health-consious, obviously.

These little gems I have for you today are much healthier, and baked. To be honest, I've never deep fried anything in my life. Grease just doesn't appeal. At all. I don't even remember the last time that I ate fast food!

Anyway, you should definitely give these a whirl, they are sooooooooooo much better than McDonald's. Although, I guess that's not saying much, but you get the picture.

Chicken Nuggets
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
2/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 eggs
1 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
2 slices bread (stale is good. if it is super stale, skip step no. 2)
2 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt

  1. In a food processor, grind the chicken until it forms a thick paste. Add the eggs, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, 2 tbsp. oregano, and 1/2 tsp salt, and combine until everything is evenly distributed. Set aside.
  2. Dry bread out by toasting on low until very stale.
  3. Crumble bread into super small crumbs (this can be done in a food processor). mix with remaining ingredients.
  4. Take chicken mixture 1.5 Tbsp. at a time, form into a slightly flattened ball, and coat in breadcrumb mixture. Placeon a baking sheet lightly greased with coconut oil.
  5. Once all the chicken is used (you'll probably have leftover breadcrumbs. Just throw them away), bake in a preheated (400 degrees Fahrenheit) oven for about ten minutes, or until heated through and golden brown and slightly firm. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!
I hope you like them as much as I do!

<3 Danielle


  1. YUM!! What a fun recipe!! So much healthier than the store bought kinds!!

    1. Thanks, Cailee! Yes, much healthier and much yummier!

  2. Those look really tasty! I am so scared to cook chicken because I was veggie for so many years and always heard horror stories of people dying from eating chicken, but I reckon my husband would make these so well. I might have to get him to make them for me! I'm emailing him this recipe!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

    1. Thank you! Death stories would make me fear chicken, too, but I'm not dead yet... just make sure you get the chicken up to the proper temperature, an you should have nothing to worry about.