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Goldfish Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Crispy and flavorful, these Goldfish Chicken Nuggets are an easy dinner that your family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken nuggets, chicken nuggets recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 367.9kcal
Author Blair Lonergan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup crushed cheddar cheese Goldfish crackers (start with about 1 cup of whole Goldfish crackers)
  • ½ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins, cut into 2-inch pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Pour crushed Goldfish crackers, bread crumbs, brown sugar and salt in a shallow dish.
  • Drizzle the oil evenly over the crumb mixture and toss until oil is mixed throughout.
  • Pour flour into a separate shallow dish.
  • Place eggs in a third shallow dish.
  • Place chicken in flour and turn to coat. Shake off any excess flour. Then dip the chicken in the eggs, shaking off any excess egg before finally coating the chicken in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Place breaded chicken on prepared baking sheet and bake until crisp and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Notes

The nutrition information below includes all of the breading ingredients. If you don't use all of the bread crumb mixture, egg and flour when preparing your chicken nuggets, the nutritional facts will vary.
  • Try to cut the chicken into equal-size portions. This will help the nuggets cook in the same amount of time.
  • Use any Goldfish or similar cheddar crackers that your family enjoys. You can use the wholegrain Goldfish, Parmesan-flavored Goldfish, Cheez-Its, or Annie's Cheddar Bunnies. Crushed up Corn Flakes cereal would also work well -- you just might need to add some extra salt to the mix.
  • I like the extra flavor that you get from the Italian-style bread crumbs, but you can use plain bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs if you prefer.
  • These are baked chicken nuggets. If you would rather make a Fried Chicken Nuggets recipe, you can use the same preparation. First, heat about 1 cup of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the breaded chicken pieces to the pan (working in batches, if needed) and brown on each side, about 8 minutes total. Use a spatula to transfer the chicken nuggets to a paper-towel-lined plate. Cool slightly, and then serve.
  • Prep ahead! Assemble the nuggets and then keep them in the refrigerator for a few hours before baking. You can also freeze the chicken nuggets before or after baking.
  • Skip a step! Instead of cutting the tenderloins into nuggets and breading each individual piece, simply use the same recipe to prepare baked chicken tenders. Bread each chicken tender and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  • I like to use chicken breast tenderloins because it's very quick and easy to slice them into equal bite-sized pieces. That said, you can certainly use regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 367.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 33.7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 163.8mg | Sodium: 753.9mg | Potassium: 55.7mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 3.3g