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Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Nuggets

baked honey garlic chicken nuggets

What is better than fried chicken nuggets? Duh. Baked chicken nuggets of course!πŸ˜‰Β And when it is drizzled with a lovely honey-garlic sauce, it makes for an even better and lip-smacking dish! I’m always up for recipes that call for baking insteadΒ of deep frying. This recipe is not only full of flavor but will also make you feel guilt-free while eating since the chickenΒ nuggets are baked!

These babies are a perfect appetizer to make you and your guests happy!

So without rambling too much, let’s get started with yet another super-simple recipe.

honey garlic chicken nuggets

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients

    For the chicken nuggets -
  • Boneless Chicken Breast - 1.5 lb
  • Breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional) - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper (as per taste)
  • Sesame seeds (to garnish - optional)
  • For the sauce -
  • Honey - 1/4 cup
  • Minced Garlic - 1 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Directions:

Instructions

    For the chicken -
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Place aluminum foil on a baking tray and brush/ spray a little oil on it. Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces. Drizzle oil on it and mix it well.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, parmesan cheese, salt & pepper and stir it well. Coat all the chicken pieces with this breadcrumb mixture and place them evenly on the baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  3. For the sauce -
  4. Mix the honey, soy sauce and minced garlic in a small pot or saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn the heat to low and stir it for 2-3 minutes. Drizzle it over the chicken nuggets and toss so that the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce. Put sesame seeds on top if desired.
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Of course, the sauce is completely optional and the chicken nuggets taste just as good with any other dipping sauce of your choice. Hope ya’all liked this super-easy baked recipe of chicken nuggets. For me, I’m definitelyΒ not going back to the fried version anymore!

 

baked chicken nuggets
Baked chicken nuggets (without honey garlic sauce)

I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we did!

If you liked this recipe, I would love it if you shared it and subscribed to my blog via email!Β Until next time, happy baking & keep on smiling!

Recipe adapted from Foodbeast

 

XOXO

Smiling Notes

 

 

 

78 Comments

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    Lina

    April 22, 2016

    Sounds very interesting

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    spearfruit

    April 22, 2016

    These must be good, thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

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    Ooooh these sound delicious! My kids love anything garlicy – I will have to give this recipe a try! Sarah #FabFridayPost

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    reimerandruby

    April 22, 2016

    Looks yum! my kids love chicken nuggets… putting a little twist to it like honey, garlic and sesame seeds sounds interesting. Will definitely give it a go at some point! Thanks for sharing! #FabFridayPost

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      Smiling Notes

      April 22, 2016

      Thanks a lot! They’re indeed delicious! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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    lynne hoareau

    April 22, 2016

    Yummy πŸ™‚ these sound amazing ! x

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    Erika Kind

    April 22, 2016

    They look yummy! Did you take the picture?

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      Smiling Notes

      April 23, 2016

      Yes Erika.. I clicked those pics πŸ™‚ thanks a lot!

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        Erika Kind

        April 24, 2016

        Wow, you are a cooking artist, Shamira! My compliment!

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          Smiling Notes

          April 24, 2016

          Aww that is the sweetest compliment ever my dear Erika! *blush* πŸ’•

          • Erika Kind

            April 24, 2016

            Really, my cooking may tast good, but doesn’t always look that nice… haha!

          • Smiling Notes

            April 24, 2016

            Hahaa I completely know what you mean Erika.. I’m the same… trust me, I take sooo many pics from different angles so that atleast one of them turns out to be presentable which I can post on the blog πŸ˜†πŸ˜‹

          • Erika Kind

            April 24, 2016

            Haha… you are too funny! But that gives me a good feeling, Shamira… lol! Thank you πŸ˜ƒ

          • Smiling Notes

            April 24, 2016

            πŸ˜†πŸ˜œ

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    April 22, 2016

    That’s easy peasy for sure! My daughter would love these!

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    April 22, 2016

    They look tempting!!

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    Sadie's Nest

    April 22, 2016

    Yum! Those look so tasty, and I love that their baked!!

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      Smiling Notes

      April 22, 2016

      Thanks Sadie.. baked makes them all the more better right?! πŸ˜‰

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    Antonia

    April 22, 2016

    Love this alternative to fried nuggets. Looks delicious!

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      Smiling Notes

      April 22, 2016

      Yes definitely a little healthier than fried nuggets πŸ˜ƒthanks.

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    Marisa's Italian Kitchen

    April 22, 2016

    Yummy!! πŸ™‚

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    healthyindiankitchen

    April 22, 2016

    Will make these for sure…my daughter loves chicken nuggets…. Better to give her home-made than store bought…I like the way you avoided the frying part making it more healthy and nutritious… Love it πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      April 22, 2016

      Thanks a lot my dear. I’m sure your daughter will like it. Baking them is a great option right?! XoXo

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    annascuisine

    April 22, 2016

    I love the fact that these nuggets are baked. Great for kids and looks delicious! <3

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    April 22, 2016

    sounds so good Shamira!

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    Love Served Daily

    April 22, 2016

    That looks super delicious

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    walkerkaty0

    April 23, 2016

    I need to make this one now!

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    Jhuls

    April 23, 2016

    I love chicken nuggets! I could eat them everyday! These are looking so good!

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    anroworld

    April 23, 2016

    Yammi! And looks really simple, I better to go to kitchen now!

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com

    April 23, 2016

    I love chicken with a honey garlic sauce, especially when it’s baked. I could easily eat a bowl of these… Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

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      Smiling Notes

      April 23, 2016

      Thanks a lot!! I love the honey garlic sauce too 😊

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    CakePants

    April 23, 2016

    These look so crispy and full of flavor!! I love the idea of adding garlic powder, paprika, and parmesan to the coating, rather than just using bread crumbs (since those on their own don’t really have much flavor). YUM!

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      Smiling Notes

      April 23, 2016

      Yes just plain old bread crumbs can be too bland sometimes. Thanks a lot for checking out my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    youthfoodblog

    April 23, 2016

    One of the loveliest chicken nuggets I have seen!

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    Lifestylebites3

    April 24, 2016

    The recipe is so cool and cut the fat so much by baking. An awesome healthy recipe. Have an amazing Sunday.

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      Smiling Notes

      April 24, 2016

      Thanks a lot my dear.. Don’t want that extra fat in our lives right?! πŸ˜‹ Have an awesome Sunday! XoXo

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    Indu

    April 24, 2016

    Love this baked version and the asian twist! Yum!

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    Lana-Once Upon a Spice

    April 24, 2016

    Deliciously clever! Yum! Nice!!

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    Lissette

    April 25, 2016

    These sound great as finger food for a party beyond regular lunch ideas for kids. Thanks for sharing on the Friday Funday blog hop! <3

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      Smiling Notes

      April 25, 2016

      Yes definitely great for a party! Thanks a lot Lissette πŸ™‚

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    madelynolsen

    April 25, 2016

    Great post! Thanks for sharing – love it 😍

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    Paula Niziolek

    April 25, 2016

    I’m a complete sucker for chicken nuggets and those one’s sound fabulous! Totally easy to re-work gluten-free too!

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      Smiling Notes

      April 25, 2016

      Yes Paula.. So easy to make and a little healthier too 😊you can totally make them gluten free too!

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    LaKisha Riddick

    April 25, 2016

    Healthy recipes that are kid friendly are always great! I’m pinning to try later with my kids.

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      Smiling Notes

      April 25, 2016

      Yes they are always a hit right?! Thanks a lot Lakisha 😊

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    alkajena

    April 26, 2016

    Perfect Chicken Nuggets, and clicks are too good

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      Smiling Notes

      April 26, 2016

      Thanks a lot.. so happy you liked my post πŸ™‚ have a wonderful week!

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    Liz

    April 26, 2016

    Delicious and impressive. Thanks for sharing!

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    Shari

    April 26, 2016

    These look so delicious! You can’t even tell they are baked not fried. I love the sauce on them, too. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

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      Smiling Notes

      April 26, 2016

      Thanks a lot Shari… I too love them since they are not fried πŸ˜‰ xoxo

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    Creative Crafts DIY

    April 27, 2016

    Looking very yummy πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing such a wonderful dish πŸ™‚

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    skd

    April 28, 2016

    ‘Baked’ caught my attention. Chicken nuggets and that too baked….mmmm….i am hungry πŸ˜‰

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    rleeosborn

    May 17, 2016

    Um, I am preeety sure the parmesan is NOT optional in this recipe! I mean, cheese makes everything better! Lol, seriously though, these looks great- thanks for sharing this recipe to the Family Joy Linky Party!

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      Smiling Notes

      May 17, 2016

      Hahaha I know right?! Cheese makes everything better lol πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot for your kind words!

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