Healthy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets


I love healthy chicken recipes, especially ones as quick and easy as this.  Please use organic chicken to ensure you aren’t filling your bodies with unnecessary antibiotics, toxins and chemicals.
I make these almost weekly! Get rid of your processed chicken nuggets, these are crazy healthy and kids love them!

These are so simple to make for the kids (and adults too).  There aren’t any bread crumbs in these, just all healthy, clean ingredients.  I make a bunch of these at once and freeze them to take out and reheat for a quick weeknight meal.  The kiddies have no clue that they are eating tons of fiber, antioxidants, protein and omega-3-fatty-acids.  Shhhhhh…… I won’t tell if you won’t tell 😉

Healthy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
  • 1 pound organic, skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • ¾ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, place flax seed, chia seeds, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, basil and garlic. Mix well.
  3. In another separate medium bowl, place eggs and mix well.
  4. Line up the bowls and place each piece of chicken into egg mixture, then flax/chia mixture. Lay onto prepared baking sheet until all the chicken is used.
  5. Discard any remaining egg or flax mixtures.
  6. Cook chicken for 25 minutes or until cooked through, making sure to turn over once halfway through. Serve immediately.

I make these almost weekly! Get rid of your processed chicken nuggets, these are crazy healthy and kids love them!

Let me know how you like these! Thanks for stopping by~

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  1. Smoki says

    I’m wondering how many servings would you say this serves? I’m trying to get weight watchers points for my tracking and I made these before I joined and loved them! Thanks for these!

    • lauren says

      That would be difficult to say, maybe take not when you are cutting the breasts as to how many nuggets per breast? Then 1 breast would equal one serving, I would guess that 3 or 4 nuggets would equal one breast. Thank you so much, so glad you liked them!

  2. Candice says

    Seems like a wonderful recipe and I can’t wait to try it! Out of curiosity, do you freeze them before or after you bake them?

    • lauren says

      Hi Candice! I freeze them after I bake them. It’s a healthier alternative to those frozen chicken nuggets at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Meliza says

    I cooked this recipe for dinner, my husband didn’t care for it. I thought it was alright. Definitely helped with my craving for crunchy foods. We are on a low Carb diet so we don’t eat any breads. We have tried the pork rind breading with chicken which was very good bit definitely not as healthy . Thanks for the recipe.

  4. says

    I really enjoyed these chicken nuggets. I didn’t have any flaxseed so I used almond meal. I used nutritional yeast instead of the parmesan cheese and it was really delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. Erin says

    I would like to try these but my son can’t have eggs. Do you have any suggestions for an egg free dip before putting the coating on? Thanks

    • lauren.kelly says

      Hi Erin! Have you tried flax eggs? Mix 1 tablespoon flax meal plus 3 tablespoons water and stir. That can easily replace 1 egg. I hope you like them!

  6. NK says

    Just a quick question! When you say 1/4 Parmesan Cheese Grated – Do you mean 1/4 Cup? Also, the Basil, is it fresh or dried?

    • lauren.kelly says

      Hi there! Yes, I meant 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese :) And I used dried basil too. Sorry for the typos, I hope you like them!

  7. says

    These look absolutely scrumptious. I love chicken nuggets but most recipes for them are not very healthy. Nice to see a fabulous healthy alternative.

  8. says

    These look so good! I’ve been avoiding letting my daughter learn about chicken nuggets, but I’d have no problem with these!

  9. says

    I was looking for some chicken nugget recipe for my nephews since it’s break from school, and I found this recipe. I am so glad that it seems so easy to prepare and cook. I will definitely try this one next week. I hope my nephews will love this yummy chicken recipe.


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