Better Than KFC Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets


Halloween is right around the corner! Eeek! I’m so excited! We decorated our entire apartment in skeletons, stickers, pumpkins, fake cobwebs, spiders, bats and everything else we could get our hands on at the Dollar Store (…’cause you know, college budget and all…). And also, we got a week off from school (fall break) to mark the halfway point in our semester, and also, just for us to catch up on all the sleep we’ve lost. So, with all festivities and free time,  a lot of my friends have been coming over and I was scouring the Internet trying to find easy peasy snack recipes for when they come over. But then it struck me…Thavi had given me a delicious recipe for baked chicken nuggets that really gave KFC a run for its money. I have no idea how she came up with it, but I’ve made a few batches and my friends have devoured them. They never lasted more than five minutes on the plate! So, Thavi, cheers to you and for letting me steal this recipe from you!

The recipe is super easy and requires very few ingredients, and did I mention no oils/butters were used? That’s right, it IS healthy! Remember though, if you scarf down 10 plates of these, it might not be healthy, but you get what I mean! Anyway, on to  the recipe and beyond!

Things you’ll need for two servings:

  1. Two chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)*
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 cup of almond flour
  4. 1 tsp of chili flakes or paprika**
  5. 1 tsp of ground pepper
  6. Salt to taste

* you can substitute this for chicken beasts or if you want to make it easier, chicken tenders.

** I like a little heat in my nuggets which is why I use chili flakes, but if you’re looking for some color and not heat, paprika is the best alternative!

Here’s the method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit  (or approx. 205C).
  2. Chop your chicken into bite size pieces (I cut mine into 2 inch pieces).Better than KFC healthy baked chicken nuggets
  3. Crack your eggs into a container and beat it until well mixed.
  4. Add in your dry ingredients (almond flour, chili flakes/paprika, pepper, and salt) in to another container and combine thoroughly.
  5. Cover a large cookie tray in tin foil/aluminium foil.
  6. Using either your fingers or a fork, dip the chicken into the egg, let the excess drip off, then coat well in the dry mixture and lay it on the tray.
  7. Repeat step six until all the chicken is in the tray.
    Better than KFC healthy baked chicken nuggets
  8. Put the tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Plate and serve!
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And that is it, guys! Like I said, super easy and it is a sure way to please a crowd you’re entertaining! Thank you Thavi for this wonderful recipe you let me have, and we both hope you guys enjoy this!


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