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Say goodbye to processed chicken nuggets! These are made with chia and flax seed!
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4.93 from 13 votes

Healthy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Healthy Chicken Nuggets are so much tastier and healthier than store bought!
Course: Appetizer, chicken, dinner, lunch, main dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Lauren Kelly


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • ¾ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, place flax seed, chia seeds, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, basil and garlic. Mix well.
  • In another separate medium bowl, place eggs and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Discard any remaining egg or flax mixtures.
  • Cook chicken for 25 minutes or until cooked through, making sure to turn over once halfway through. Serve immediately.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 2mg