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Paleo Baked Broccoli Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 15-18 nuggets
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Paleo broccoli chicken nuggets. Simple, healthy, and delicious!


  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped into tiny pieces (measure after chopping)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil ⠀
  • 1 lb ground chicken ⠀
  • 1/2 cup paleo cracker crumbs (pulverize crackers in a blender; choose ones with a flavor you love!)⠀
  • 1 egg⠀
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp paprika ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder ⠀
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper ⠀

For the breading: ⠀

  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs ⠀
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning⠀
  • 1/4 tsp paprika ⠀
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt ⠀
  • Dash of black pepper⠀


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.⠀
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the broccoli with the olive oil be a little sea salt for 3-4 minutes, until soft and bright green. Set aside to cool. ⠀
  3. While broccoli is cooling, mix the breading ingredients together in a shallow bowl. ⠀
  4. In a large bowl, use clean hands to mix all ingredients for the chicken nuggets (besides the breading ingredients) until well combined. ⠀
  5. Form the mixture into small balls and line them up on the parchment paper, then dip each nugget into the breading mixture until all sides are coated and shape into nuggets before placing back on the parchment paper.⠀
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until nuggets are cooked through and the bottom side is browned. To reheat leftovers, do so in the oven at 375°F for a few minutes!