Make chicken nuggets at home using cereal crumbs, spices, and herbs. You can cook them in the microwave or the oven.

Average Cost: $6.47
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Average Cook Time: 14 minutes
Average Servings: 4

Recipe Source:


  • 1 1/2 Pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, about 2 cups
  • 1 Cup ready-to-eat cereal, cornflakes, crumb
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tsp onion powder
  • Non-stick cooking spray


Step 1

Cut thighs into bite-sized pieces. Wash hands and contact surfaces thoroughly after touching raw meat.

Step 2

Place cornflakes in plastic bag and crush by using a rolling pin.

Step 3

Add remaining ingredients to crushed cornflakes. Close bag tightly and shake until blended. Add a few chicken pieces at a time to crumb mixture. Shake to coat evenly.

If you’re using an oven:

Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Lightly grease a cooking sheet. Place chicken pieces on cooking sheet so they are not touching. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes.

If you’re using a microwave:

Lightly grease an 8- by 12-inch baking dish. Place chicken pieces on baking dish so they are not touching. Cover with waxed paper and cook on high. Rotate chicken every 2 to 3 minutes. Cook until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Utensils Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet (oven)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking dish (microwave)


Serving Size: 3 Ounces

Total Fat8 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol67 mg
Sodium127 mg
Total Carbohydrates7 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Total Sugars1 g
Added Sugars1 g
Protein18 g