Homemade Chicken Nuggets {recipe}

Course Main dish, Seafood
Author Donielle


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large spoonful of mayo or use a second egg
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken in large chunks
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/4 cup or so of shredded cheese I normally just toss in a handful
  • optional: 1/4 -1/2 cup thawed frozen spinach or leftover cooked veggies broccoli works great too
  • 3/4 to 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs or almond flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease pan with butter.
  • Pulse chicken, onion, salt, and pepper in a food processor until finely chopped. (pulse. If you hold it down it will turn into a rubbery gross mess that you will not want to eat!)
  • Add chicken mixture to eggs and mayo and stir until combined (I was gonna take a picture as I went along, but seriously, it’s not the prettiest thing at this point.)
  • Add in cheese and veggies.
  • Shape into nuggets and roll in bread crumbs.
  • Bake for bout 18 minutes (turn them over halfway through to brown on both sides)
  • Can be baked ahead of time and frozen for quick dinners later. If baking from frozen state, bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or so.