Spicy Chicken Nuggets


Everyone loves spicy chicken nuggets, but sometimes we don't want all the fat that comes with deep frying. This recipe will give you the crispy crunchiness you love about chicken nuggets without the oil. This easy recipe can replace pre-made, processed, frozen chicken nuggets (yuck)! For more heat, add some cayenne pepper to the breadcrumbs. Any dipping sauce will do.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried chives

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Place flour into a bowl. Place egg into a second bowl. Pour panko, red pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and chives into a third bowl with a lid; mix until combined.

  3. Dip chicken strips in flour to dust them, dredge in egg, let excess egg drop off, and then place in panko mixture. Cover with the lid and shake until chicken is well coated. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
5g Fat
26g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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