These healthy chicken nuggets are always in stock in our freezer. I make them in a large batch and freeze them in a labelled glass container. When I’m preparing the kids’ lunch boxes the night before, I defrost these in the fridge so they are ready to go the next day.

Protein is a component of every cell in the body and an essential building block.

We use protein to build and repair tissues and to create enzymes, hormones and chemicals within the body. Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids help to form the thousands of different proteins within our body.

Children have great demands for growth and development. Therefore getting enough protein into their diet is essential to ensure optimal growth and for bodily functions to run smoothly. Without good quality protein in a child’s diet, a child will have less energy and learning at school will be a struggle.

These healthy chicken nuggets are a great addition to any child’s diet to support them in being their best.

Getting into the kitchen and cooking your own food is the best thing you can do for your family’s health and it’s such a privilege too. Happy cooking!!

Healthy Chicken Nuggets- 3 ways

Course: dinner, lunch, Snack
Keyword: chicken nuggets, gluten free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: nourishingme
Gluten free, trans fat free, healthy nuggets
Print Recipe


  • Baking dish


  • 500g organic chicken thighs
  • 2 eggs, pasture raised
  • 2 cups of either desiccated coconut, almond meal or quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp sea/rock salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • turmeric, mixed herbs or sesame seeds optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees C.
  • Spread the olive oil over the base of a large baking dish.
  • Dice chicken thighs into small nuggets pieces.
  • In one large bowl, beat the eggs.
  • In another bowl add the coconut, almond meal or quinoa flakes, plus salt. Mix together.
  • One at a time, dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture and then the dry mix. Coat well.
  • Place onto the greased baking dish and repeat until complete.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Enjoy by them-self or dipped into homemade mayonnaise.