Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chunks of chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love! What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Serve them with ketchup, bbq sauce or whatever you like to dip your nuggets into. Adults can serve them over your favorite salad for a satisfying lunch.

Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Give it a try, your kids will be so excited!

Once I’m in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal. 

Double these for more or make half for less servings.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets – an easy chicken recipe your whole family will love!

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of nuggets • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 188 • Fat: 4.5 g • Sat Fat: 1 g • Protein: 26 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0.5 g • Sodium: 427 mg • Chol: 57


  • 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)


Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.

Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.

Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 – 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked though.