Homemade Chicken Nuggets


I thought I would have a play around with making some healthy chicken nuggets for dinner as I needed to use up my Oat Bran quota for today. They turned out really nice and yummy. Using my previous cooking skills/knowledge this is my first “Dukanified” recipe. Let me know how you go.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Suitable for Attack Phase

Serves 2
1 Chicken Breast (skin and visible fat removed)
1 Egg White
Dash of Skim Milk
3 tbsp Oat Bran
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Paprika (to taste)
Spray Olive Oil

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine the Egg White and Milk. Whisk until combined.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the Oat Bran, Pepper and Paprika. Feel free to add other herbs/spices to your taste.
  4. Cut the chicken into small pieces (possibly resembling chicken nuggets).
  5. Pat dry with paper towel (this is instead of the traditional flour 1st step).
  6. Take one piece of Chicken and coat it in the Egg White. Transfer it to the Oat Bran bowl and coat with mixture. It’s good if you can have one hand for wet and one for dry, to make your fingers less sticky.
  7. When Chicken is coated, transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with all Chicken. The wire rack is to allow the nuggets to dry out a bit and be more crunchy, leave for 5 minutes.
  8. Spay a non-stick oven tray with the Oil for 1 second. Gently wipe it with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Cook the nuggets on the tray for 10 minutes. Turn and return to oven for another 10 minutes. Depending on the size of your nuggets you may need to cook for longer. I cut one open to see how much longer they needed.
  • I got 16 small nuggets from one chicken breast, it was enough for a small meal for 2.
  • I also made a dipping sauce out of Natural Yoghurt and Dijon Mustard. I am on attack so was limited for choice, I would have liked to have a tomato based sauce, maybe next time.




13 responses »

  1. These sound nice Lauren, I was thinking last week when the kids had chicken nuggets that I needed to try and create some Dukan friendly ones. I will give these a go next time I do chicken nuggets for the family.

    • Let me know how you go Sheryl. Mine were pretty spicy as I used a lot of paprika, depending on your kids taste buds, maybe have 2 different crumbing bowls, one for little ones, one for grown ups 🙂

    • I was wondering how long you cooked your chicken drumsticks for? I often just guesstimate and they usually need more time 😦 by that stage we are starving and ready to eat!

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