Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

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Tasty baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets with a delicious crispy quinoa coating – so easy and healthy! 

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Quinoa is all the rage. How do you feel about it? I tend to gravitate away from “trendy” things but I’m on board with this one. I love it because it’s so versatile. I’ve used it in salads, in place of rice with Asian-style dishes, in 30-minute skillets and now as a chicken nugget coating.

So. Good.

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets are really good, they’re a bit unconventional so I wasn’t sure how my husband would feel but he actually loved them as much as I did.  They’re baked after being coated with cooked quinoa instead of breadcrumbs which gives them a healthy protein-packed makeover. They’re so yummy I’m not sure I ever want to have the traditional breadcrumb chicken nuggets again!

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

What people are saying about these Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

“Love this recipe! My almost 2 year old will eat this and it’s a favorite of my husband’s as well…go figure. I am beyond excited to add this to my rotation of meals to keep my family healthy and full! Thank you!” – Athena

“These are delicious! Crunchy exterior, flaky interior – the best way to have a chicken nugget. One suggestion: cover your cookie sheet with foil and then spray it. Took me a little while to scrub off the baked-on quinoa.” – Janet

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Tasty baked chicken nuggets with a crispy quinoa coating - so easy and healthy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, then eggs, and lastly in the quinoa being sure to coat well. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • 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.
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Anyone know what the calorie COUNT ON THESE WOULD BE? i’M ON A PRETTY STRICT DIET RIGHT NOW AND THESE LOOK LIKE THEY WOULD BE GREAT!

    Accidentally hit caps lock there. I’m not shouting, I promise!

    Hi Mel! I recommend using MyFitnessPal. They have a great tool where you can input any recipe URL into and it will generate all the nutritional information for you.

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