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.

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.

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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.

And, they would be perfect in this Copycat KFC Famous Bowl.

Baked Chicken Nuggets on a white plate, on 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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