Homemade chicken nuggets

19/09/2014 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Hot meals, Occasional, Party food ideas, Recipes


* Canteen-made crumbed chicken (and other crumbed  products) are “Everyday” in NSW if oven-baked.

Looking for a delicious homemade chicken nugget recipe? Try this one, and read our blog about serving chicken nuggets in the canteen.

Makes 20 nuggets


  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (choose wholemeal or mixed grain breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of reduced fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500g skinless chicken breast, cut into 3cm cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs with the dried herbs and place in a shallow dish or bowl.
  3. Pour the egg and milk mixture into a separate shallow dish.
  4. Put chicken in a plastic bag (or lunch box) with the flour and shake to coat the chicken.
  5. Dip each floured chicken piece first in the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs, then lay on a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes or until nuggets become golden brown (cooking time may vary depending on the size of the nuggets).

Recipe tester: ES August 2015