Baked Chicken Nuggets

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These easy baked chicken nuggets are an easy and wholesome recipe the whole family will love.
Baked Chicken Nuggets on a white plate, on a blue napkin.

My son is a very good eater. He’s always willing to try new foods and loves to eat his vegetables. But….it wasn’t always this way.

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There was a period of time when he would only eat about 4 different foods. As frustrating as it was, we kept offering him new foods and encouraging him to try different things.

It took a lot of coaxing but eventually, one day, he just decided to expand his menu. Now, he loves things like enchiladas, short ribs, broccoli, and brussels sprouts.

One thing, though, has always remained constant. He loves chicken nuggets. He loved them during his picky phase and he still loves them today. These Air Fryer Chick Fil A Nuggets are one of his favorites.

Back when he was a picky eater, I started making these homemade chicken nuggets. They quickly became a family favorite. They are tender and flavorful and use all real ingredients.

Baked Chicken Nuggets on a white plate, on a blue napkin.

Another thing that has remained constant is my son’s love of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. This was one of the 4 things he would eat then and he still loves it today.

Kraft Mac & Cheese is an iconic brand that has been a staple on American tables since 1937, and it’s been a big part of my family dinners for as long as I can remember. It’s a brand that I grew up with and something I can always count on my family loving. Kraft Mac & Cheese is always on my grocery list.

Box of Kraft Mac and Cheese. When Kraft announced last year that they were removing artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes – I was excited…but I also hoped the taste wouldn’t change.

Imagine how thrilled I was to find out that for the past three months, Kraft has been conducting the world’s largest…and quietest…“blind taste test.” They’ve been selling their new recipe, and my family didn’t even notice!

Seriously, no one in my house realized that the mac & cheese they’ve loved changed their recipe. Gone are the artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes.

mac and cheese in white bowl on a blue napkin.

Now that the news is out, Kraft is thanking its fans for participating. They’ll be surprising thousands of consumers with thank you gifts, including free products, celebratory T-shirts, and even an oversized macaroni-inspired body pillow.

I encourage you to share this great news on Twitter with the hashtag #didntnotice or on the Kraft Mac & Cheese Facebook page you may receive a thank you gift and you’ll be entered to win these fun prizes!

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese goes great with my easy, baked chicken nuggets.  This wholesome meal is any kid’s dream.  And, as a mom, I can feel good about serving it to him.

Baked Chicken Nuggets, mac and cheese, and greens on a white plate with a blue napkin.

It’s a smart choice for a balanced meal. And the entire meal can be made in under 30 minutes.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe - This kid friendly recipe is a healthier and easy meal idea
4.86 from 7 votes

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These easy baked chicken nuggets are an easy and wholesome recipe the whole family will love.
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  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons House Seasoning blend, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place butter on a rimmed baking sheet and heat it in the oven until melted.
  • Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite sized chunks.
  • Season with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning blend.
  • Place flour, remaining House Seasoning blend and paprika into a zip top bag.
  • Place chicken chunks in bag and toss to coat.
  • Remove melted butter from the oven and place coated chicken on the baking sheet; be sure to leave space around each piece of chicken to allow browning.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip chicken and bake for 10-12 minutes more, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 2067mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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4 thoughts on “Baked Chicken Nuggets”

  1. 5 stars
    This is a hit with my toddler (and me too!). We’ve made this twice in the past couple of weeks. I changed it up a little by using my kitchen aid meat grinder for the chicken instead of cutting them up. This is a great recipe, thanks a bunch 🙂


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