22 Awesome Chicken Nugget Recipes

Chicken nuggets are the darlings of both kids and adults alike. These dizzyingly delicious chicken nugget recipes are perfect for family dinners and easy to prepare. It’s time to whip out your apron and get cracking!


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  1. Zingy Baked Chicken Nuggets

These crispy chicken nuggets have just the right amount of spice. Yogurt makes them extra tender.

From: TasteOfHome

2. Honey Garlic Chicken Nuggets

What’s so great about this honey garlic chicken recipe is that there is no deep-frying involved. You coat the chicken with panko or breadcrumbs and bake in the oven. In the meantime, you make the honey garlic sauce and toss them together. Easy peasy! Try this recipe, you will love it.

From: RasaMalaysia

3. Baked Paleo Chicken Nuggets

You will love these paleo baked chicken nuggets because of how simple they are to make and how easy they are to eat. You might even forget that they’re good for you.

From: MyHeartBeets

4. Crispy Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets always go down well with the kids so I decided to try an even healthier version by using quinoa to coat them. I was really impressed with how they turned out. Often baked chicken nuggets can taste a bit bland and just don’t compare to the deep-fried version. But using quinoa to coat these nuggets made them really crispy, despite the fact they were baked and I used minimal oil.

From: MyFussyEater

5. Garlic and Paprika Chicken Nuggets

Hit all your chicken nugget needs without the guilt that usually comes with. Because these are oven roasted to perfection.

From: CafeDelites

6. Sticky Garlic Chicken Bites

Bite-sized chicken pieces made to absolute crisp-perfect and smothered in the most amazing sweet and sticky sauce. Do you need any more convincing?No, but really, not only are these finger-licking good but these babies are also baked, not fried, saving you on a ton of calories and some of that artery-clogging goodness. And it’s just so easy with 15 min prep and 20 min in the oven. Easy peasy!

From: DamnDelicious

7. Gluten-Free Baked Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets are crispy and flavorful without all of the bleached flour, panko breadcrumbs, and processed oil that is found in many other chicken nuggets. And for a bonus, they are gluten-free and (obviously) dairy-free, making them perfect for a yummy dinner that anybody can enjoy!

From: DairyFreeAthlete

8. Vegan No-Chicken Nuggets

Chickpeas and artichoke heart nuggets are coated in a mixture of panko breadcrumbs and cornmeal and pan-fried up until golden to create this crispy, delicious and satisfying vegan chicken nuggets.

From: ConnoisseurusVeg

9. Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets

As you can tell from the title, these aren’t just any chicken nuggets. They are super crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and coated with a super-tasty Parmesan-Panko breading. (Oh, and I’m not kidding on the “tasty” part — these were so good that I even loved just eating them plain!) Plus, they’re easy to make and ready on the table in less than 30 minutes.

From: GimmeSomeOven

10. Walnut Baked Chicken Nuggets

Coated in crunchy walnuts and seasonings and baked to crispy perfection, these Walnut Crusted Baked Chicken Nuggets will be the life of your party all on their own!

From: YellowBlissRoad

11. Parmesan and Panko Crumbs Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets are a family friendly and slightly healthier way to enjoy chicken nuggets without oil and a cast iron pan. You will love how perfect this Baked Chicken Nuggets recipe is for your family dinner tonight no matter whether you are making chicken chunks, fingers, nuggets, or strips! And with Parmesan, herbs and panko crumbs, the breading is super flavorful!

From: MomDot

12. Ritz Chicken Nuggets

I’m always looking for easy dinners. While I love to bake, I just hate cooking dinner. I don’t know why, but figuring out what to cook for dinner night after night after night makes me crazy! So I’m always looking for simple dinners like these Ritz chicken nuggets.

From: CoffeeWithUs3

13. Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Stuffed With Mozzarella

There’s nothing better than good crispy chicken bites dipped in tangy honey mustard sauce. But wait, there’s more! These chicken nuggets are not like the usual ones, they have a secret ingredient – MOZZARELLA. Oh yes, these little babies are stuffed with mozzarella (which I love) so I am guessing these will be a hit!

From: YummyAddiction

14. Low-Carb Baked Chicken Nuggets

I love updating older recipes with better photos that show off the food more effectively, but it can also be a challenge to update an old recipe. Because let’s face it, my tastes have changed since I first started this blog almost 11 years ago, and I’m a better cook now than I was then. So sometimes when I make an older recipe again I can’t stop myself from improving it!

From: KalynsKitchen

15. Low-Carb Asian Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

These Low Carb Keto Paleo Baked Chicken Nuggets are cooked in the air fryer and have an Asian twist! A healthy, whole30, gluten free, family-friendly weeknight dinner! Oven baked option too!

From: FoodFaithFitness

16. Grain Free Baked Chicken Nuggets

I have been trying to simplify my meals and my recipes. It has been such a fun challenge to see how I can eliminate ingredients and still make delicious recipes. I’ve got this one down to just 6 simple ingredients!

From: MadAboutFood

17. Bisquick Chicken Nuggets

Did you know that you can make like a bazillion things from Bisquick? Well, one morning, I was making Sarah pancakes (I got a few best-husband-ever points for that, by the way) and I noticed this recipe on the side of the box. A few hours later, I made ’em for lunch. Sarah and I were both completely blown away at how good they were. I mean, come on! Most of the time, stuff that tastes really good sure isn’t easy to make, and it sure doesn’t come from a box mix. Right? Not this time.

From: HighHeelsAndGrills

18. Nashville Style Hot Chicken Nuggets

Now I must tell ya’ this chicken is not BLAND! Matter of fact I can’t cook food without a lot of spices because it’s not in my genetic makeup to eat spiceless food. Not only am I creating a super spice blend to season the chicken, but I am also marinating the chicken in hot sauce. I find that marinating the chicken in the hot sauce gives the chicken extra spice and creates a beautiful extra crunchy crust.

From: CreoleContessa

19. Crispy Paleo Chicken Nuggets

These Crispy Paleo Chicken Nuggets are the perfect healthy answer to that crispy chicken craving we all get! With a savory seasoned almond flour coating, these chicken nuggets are cooked in ghee, making them Whole30 friendly, paleo, dairy free, gluten free, and totally yummy.

From: PaleoRunningMomma

20. Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets

Chickpea nuggets – an easy vegetarian chicken nugget recipe. These meatless chicken nuggets are so simple to make!

From: BuildYourBite

21. Crispy Honey Chicken Nuggets

Chunked chicken coated in seasoned flour and then dipped in buttermilk, fried until super crispy, and then soaked in a sweet honey soy sauce. This crispy honey chicken turns out incredible and is so delicious! You’ll love the crispy coating and texture.

From: TogetherAsAFamily

22. DIY Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Here’s my disclaimer, these do not taste exactly like those famous nuggets, but they do taste pretty doggone good. They are juicy, tender, and have a nice, slightly sweet exterior. And my family really loves them, so that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

From: TheCountryCook

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