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Flaxseed Chicken Nuggets

Updated: Mar 13, 2022

Flaxseed Chicken Nuggets

Feed your kids (or your inner kid) something delicious, satisfying, and waaayy more nutritious than anything you’d get at the drive-thru!

I started making these nuggets in college because I could make a large batch and freeze them, then thaw and reheat later. The flaxseed is high in fiber and healthy fats so I always feel satiated when eating them. I recommend doing the same-double this recipe and freeze some nugs for later!

Flaxseed Chicken Nuggets

Serves: ~3-4 people

Prep time: ~15 min

Cook time: ~15 min 


~1 lb of chicken-(I prefer chicken thighs, but chicken breasts work great too)

1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal (I like Bob’s Redmill) 

2 large eggs

1 TBSP Himalayan or sea salt (you can reduce if you are watching your sodium intake)

1 TBSP garlic powder

1 TSP paprika 

1 TSP dried parsley


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the chicken into small 1-inch pieces (or whatever your preferred nugget size is). Whisk together the eggs in a shallow dish. Line a baking sheet with nontoxic parchment paper. Mix the flaxseed and spices together in a bowl. 

Dip the nuggets one by one into the egg mixture, then immediately into the flaxseed mixture to coat evenly. Lay them out evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 min or until the outside of the Nuggets are crispy and the inside is cooked through (I always test one nugget). 


I serve with homemade zucchini chips, homemade dijon honey mustard (Dijon mustard + local honey) and a low-sugar ketchup. 

To reheat: I always put them in the fridge overnight then pop them back into the oven for 7-8 min at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until warm. 


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