Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 4
Quinoa Chicken Nuggets
Health Rating
A great protein option that the kids will love too!


3/4 cup Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (or flour of choice)
2 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (cubed)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 large egg Egg (lightly whisked)
1 1/2 cup Quinoa, cooked (follow package for cooking instructions)
1 dash Black pepper
1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cube the chicken breasts and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  3. Make 3 separate bowls for the following: flour, egg, and quinoa.
  4. Coat the chicken with the flour then shake off the excess.
  5. Dip the chicken in the egg then shake off the excess.
  6. Coat the chicken with the quinoa then press lightly to make the quinoa stick to the chicken.
  7. On a baking pan lined with parchment paper, place the chicken nuggets side by side.
  8. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil.
  9. Bake in the oven between 40 – 45 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with your favorite sauce and side of veggies.


Quick Tips:

Serve with a side of fresh or lightly cooked vegetables or salad

Nutritional Highlights:

Chicken is a great source of lean protein that contributes to muscle growth and repair.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 400
Calories from fat 192
Calories from saturated fat 23.4
Total Fat 21.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Sodium 377 mg
Potassium 428 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat 1.3
Meat Alternative 0.9

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