Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

I love this recipe for Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets.  It is so yummy and filling.  And it makes packing for school lunches so easy.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 c breadcrumbs, panko, or corn flakes
  • 3 T grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 t paprika
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion flakes
  • 1 c pureed butternut squash (you could probably use pureed pumpkin instead if you prefer)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large chicken breasts or 9 tenderloins cut into nugget sizes

In one bowl combine your breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and spices.  In a second bowl combine your squash puree with your eggs.

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Get ready to have really messy fingers.

Dip the chicken into the puree mixture.  Then dip them into the breadcrumb mixture.  I find a combination of my fingers and a large spoon does the trick.

Spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray and place your nuggets on the tray.  Cook nuggets at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.

Once the nuggets cool, I put 4 or 5 into each baggie and put all of the little baggies into a large freezer bag.  Then when the boys are packing their lunches the night before, they just take out a baggie and move it to the fridge to be packed the next morning.


About Hi! I'm Jamie,

My family is clawing out of debt, one un-bought fast food bag at a time. When I'm not sharing frugal tips, you’ll find me indulging a sweet tooth, juggling our 5 kids’ activities, or playing Rescue Bots (though the preschooler always insists I'm doing it wrong). Hope you'll join the fun and chaos at Medium Sized Family!
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One Response to Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

  1. This looks SO good! I can’t wait to try!


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