Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets

Easy Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

This Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets recipe is just 359 calories, and has 52g of protein!. Perfect for quick weeknight dinners, or for meal prep. These healthy chicken nuggets can be made ahead and easily reheated just like store-bought chicken nuggets.

Easy Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • Olive oil spray

Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets

Easy Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Healthy High Protein Chicken Nuggets Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep 2 ways. You can cook the healthy recipe completely then store for later, or add the ingredients to a bag, mix and add to the freezer for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days and the freezer for a month.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, or in a 350 degree oven until warmed through (about 20 minutes)

Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets

Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets

Low Calorie Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets

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These Low Calorie High Protein Chicken Nuggets are just 359 calories 52.4g of protein for 1 cup (1/2 pound of chicken nuggets).
These healthy chicken nuggets are the perfect weeknight dinner for both kids and adults!
Special Tip: These are great meal prep chicken nuggets. Cook completely and then freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat just pop in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°, and cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the Dijon mustard and egg together.
  • In a second bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the cubed chicken breasts to the bowl with the eggs, and mix together.
  • One at a time, remove the chicken pieces from the egg, allowing any access to drop off. Dredge in the breadcrumbs, and move to the prepared sheet pan.
  • Spray the homemade chicken nuggets with olive oil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flipping once. Serve hot.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the Dijon mustard and egg together.
  • In a second bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the cubed chicken breasts to the bowl with the eggs, and mix together.
  • One at a time, remove the chicken pieces from the egg, allowing any access to drop off. Dredge in the breadcrumbs, and add to the air fryer.
  • Spray the homemade chicken nuggets with olive oil.
  • Air Fry for 15 minutes until cooked through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 15.6gProtein: 52.4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 591mgPotassium: 919mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 1.5gCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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