Crispy Chicken Nuggets

5 from 6 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


  • 3-4 large organic chicken breasts, trimmed, tenderized, and sliced in small nugget-sized pieces
  • 3-4 cups crackers, (I prefer Simple Mills)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed, (boost of fiber! You can leave out if you don’t have)
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • pink salt, to taste
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 cup avocado or coconut oil


  • In a food processor or blender, add crackers, flaxseed and spices. Pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency. *if you don’t have a food processor, use a large zip local, pour all ingredients inside and use the bottom of a flat object to pound it down until the crackers reach a flour-like consistency.
  • Pour mixture in a deep dish bowl. In a separate deep dish bowl, whisk eggs.
  • Once chicken has been trimmed of fat + tenderized (pounded down to the same thickness), and chopped, create your assembly line of chicken, egg, and cracker breading. 
  • Using tongs or a fork, dip chicken in egg wash, making sure to cover the entire breast, then let excess egg drip off before transferring to breading mixture. Cover entire piece in cracker mixture, then transfer to clean plate.
  • Once all chicken has been breaded, heat your large skillet with avocado oil on medium.
  • Transfer chicken to skillet & let cook until golden brown on each side, about 4-6 min. Can turn down the heat and cover to allow center of chicken to fully cook. Once all golden brown, let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made these many times and the oven works well as long as you’re generous with spritzing with avocado oil. Can I use almond flour rather than crackers here? I’m trying to get away from packaged products generally speaking because they truly aren’t as clean. If almond flour would work, should I just up the spices so I don’t sacrifice flavor lost by not using seasoned crackers? Just checking in!

  2. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I used half Simple Mills and half garlic ritz (only thing we had in hand) and they turned out great! Even my boyfriend, who admittedly was skeptical, said “wow, these are really good!” Super simple and was ready in about 20 minutes. These will definitely be added into our regular meal planning.

  3. 5 stars
    these are INSANELY delicious, you need to make them ASAP. We left out the flax because we only had whole flax seeds and they didn’t grind up in our processor for some reason, but they are so good. My fiance and I are still raving about them 2 days later. We’re going to try these again and make a “spicy” variety by subbing out the rosemary for cayenne.

  4. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they were literally AMAZING! I used the rosemary Simple Mills crackers, and my husband and I were obsessed. We ate every single one! YUM!

    1. 5 stars
      Probably not as the oil in the skillet helps the breading get crispy and yummy, but maybe if you are looking for crispy-Ness then they prob could go in the oven!