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5 from 1 vote

Quinoa Coated Chicken Nuggets

Kids love chicken nuggets – and now you will love them too! These quinoa coated chicken nuggets are easy to make and full of whole food proteins – without the junk. Kids and adults love these crispy chicken nuggets.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quinoa Coated Chicken Nuggets
Servings: 6
Calories: 245kcal


  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 teaspoon water

Serve With

  • 2 cup cauliflower, florets
  • 2 cup broccoli, florets
  • 4 medium kiwi


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions; salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut chicken into flat, 2-inch, nugget-sized pieces.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the egg and water.
  • Working in small batches, coat pieces of chicken with the flour mixture; then, dip in egg mixture to coat completely, letting the excess egg drip off. Finally, drop into the quinoa, lightly pressing and flipping until all sides are coated.
  • Place quinoa-coated chicken onto the prepared baking sheet; spray with a little extra cooking spray if desired to make them extra crispy.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the outsides are slightly browned and the chicken is cooked through.
  • While chicken is baking, cut cauliflower and broccoli into small florets (if not already purchased that way).
  • Place an inch of water into the bottom of a large pot and add the veggies. Cover and bring to a boil, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until the desired doneness is reached.
  • Serve chicken and veggies with kiwi slices on the side.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 262mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g