Healthy Chicken Nuggets with Corn and Slaw

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
Got a craving for chicken nuggets? This is a healthy homemade version of chicken nuggets & slaw, it's so tasty I guarantee the family will ask you to cook it again!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 518 kcal


Ingredients for Nuggets

  • 300 g chicken thigh fillets trimmed and diced into 3cm pieces
  • 1 egg free range, whisked
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the corn side

  • 1 corn cob
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Ingredients for Healthy Slaw

  • 1 cup red cabbage finely shredded
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


Prepare the nuggets

  • Place whisked egg in one bowl. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, flour and almond meal in another.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces by first tossing through the flour mixture, then into the egg then again into the flour mixture.
    Shake off excess and place on a wire rack set over a sheet of baking paper.
    Continue with remaining chicken pieces.
  • Heat coconut oil in a heavy-based frying pan or skillet over medium heat.
    Once oil is hot, add in chicken pieces, fry until golden brown and crispy.
    Transfer back onto the wire rack, and set aside for when you're ready to serve.
    Drain out most of the coconut oil leaving a little so you can cook the corn.
  • Return the pan to a medium heat.
    Add corn to the frying pan, sprinkling over paprika.
    Cook for 5 minutes, turning regularly.
    Remove from the pan, allow to cool slightly, then slice the corn into a few rounds.

Prepare the slaw

  • Combine all ingredients together. Massage a little with your hands to mix everything together.

To serve it up

  • Simply divide the servings of Chicken Nuggets, Slaw, Corn Rounds and mayonnaise between your plates, and tuck in!
Keyword High Protein

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.