Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets I

4 Servings, about 3 ounces each


  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal, cornflakes, crumbs
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder


Preparation Time:15 Minutes


Conventional Cooking Time:12 To 14 Minutes
Microwave Cooking Time:6 To 8 Minutes

1.Remove skin and bone; cut thighs into bite-sized pieces.

2. Place cornflakes in plastic bag and crush by using a rolling pin.

3. Add remaining ingredients to crushed cornflakes. Close bag tightly and shake until blended.

4. Add a few chicken pieces at a time to crumb mixture. Shake to coat evenly.

Conventional Method

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a cooking sheet.

2. Place chicken pieces on cooking sheet so they are not touching.

3. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Microwave Method:

1. Lightly grease an 8- by 12-inch baking dish.

2. Place chicken pieces on baking dish so they are not touching. Cover with waxed paper and cook on high.


3. Rotate chicken every 2 to 3 minutes. Cook until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Note:

To remove bone from chicken thighs:

1. Place chicken on cutting board. Remove skin from thighs.

2. Turn chicken thighs over.

3. Cut around bone and remove it.

Per Serving:
Calories 175
Total fat 8 grams
Saturated fat 2 grams
Cholesterol 67 milligrams
Sodium 127 milligrams

Chicken Nuggets II

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except chicken and oil in a plastic bag. Place chicken cubes in the bag and shake well.


Place the cubes on a nonstick cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the cubes, or mist lightly with olive oil from a spray bottle. Bake the cubes for about 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender. Serve cold.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (3 ounces): Calories: 239, Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 71 mg, Sodium: 275 mg, Carbs: 13 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 29 g

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 4 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Monounsaturated Fat

By Terri P. NV

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