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Cracker Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Katelyn Theofanis
These Cracker-Crusted Chicken Nuggets are better than your favorite store-bought versions. They are easy to make and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 442 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken breast cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 2 large eggs room temperature and beaten
  • cups whole-wheat crackers crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper finely ground
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the cracker crumbs and spices.
  • Add the beaten eggs to a separate shallow dish.
  • Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the eggs and then coat in the cracker crumbs. Place the coated chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about a ½-in. of space between each.
  • Brush or dab each cracker-crusted chicken nugget with the melted butter.
  • Bake the chicken nuggets for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden and have an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve with ketchup or other desired dipping sauce.


Calories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 54gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 253mgSodium: 653mgPotassium: 958mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 379IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
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