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!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins


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!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Nuggets with Corn and Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3202IU64%
Vitamin B3 5mg25%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Vitamin K 29µg28%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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.