Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

August 28, 2017

These chicken nuggets are really good, but they’re a bit unconventional. Never fear! They still provide the crunchy exterior with a delicious chicken interior that is completely devoid of dryness.  They’re baked after being coated with cooked quinoa instead of breadcrumbs which gives them a healthy protein-packed makeover. They’re so yummy you may never want to have the traditional breadcrumb chicken nuggets again!

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt + ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs + 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a baking sheet. In a small bowl whisk flour, salt, and pepper. In a second bowl whisk eggs and water. Place quinoa in a third bowl.
  2. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, then eggs, and lastly in the quinoa being sure to coat well. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Spray chicken nuggets generously with cooking spray (this helps the nuggets to get crispy but can be skipped if you prefer) and bake for 15-20 minutes until nuggets are cooked through and browned. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces such as bbq sauce, ketchup, sweet and sour sauce, etc.