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Kevin Curry

Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets


* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 4 servings (of four ounces of chicken):

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon parmesan, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • Seasonings
    • 1 tablespoon rosemary
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper


Step 1

Set oven to 350F.

Step 2

Add parchment paper or foil to a baking sheet. Spread out the cooked quinoa on the sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350F, careful to monitor to ensure it does not burn. Once it finishes, allow it to cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Set oven to 420F.

Step 4

In a bowl, mix together the baked quinoa, parmesan and seasonings.

Step 5

In a smaller bowl, beat eggs together.

Step 6

Dip the chicken chunks in the egg batter, then coat with the quinoa mixture.

Step 7

Place the coated nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes to 18 minutes.

Step 8

Enjoy with your favorite condiment such as ketchup or mustard!

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!