Healthy Chicken Nuggets

healthy chicken nuggets
  • In this recipe we use Vasse Valley’s award-winning Dukkah to create healthy chicken nuggets that are packed with guilt-free flavour!

Chicken nuggets were always a childhood favourite of mine. So, I decided to give them a healthy twist using the incredible flavours of Vasse Valley’s award winning Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah!

I feel like I’ve been exposed to a whole new world since receiving Vasse Valley’s Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah! Of course, you can just eat it like normal dukkah using bread dipped in oil, BUT the possibilities are endless when it comes to recipe creation! You could even try the same recipe with fish to make crumbed fish or fish fingers! Yummo!

About me

Hi, my name is Emma and I am an Aussie health and fitness fanatic. My health journey first began back in 2016 where I was dealing with some gut issues. To combat this, I decided to fix my diet and adopt a healthier way of living.

In 2017, I started my Instagram page @nourishbyemma to share my recipes and food. Little did I know I would be doing the same thing 3 years down the track!

Emma Wilks and her Health Chicken Nugget recipe

We guarantee the kids will absolutely love this recipe. Of course, don’t mention the ‘H’ word. Our kids still think they are getting a special treat when I make these.

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

A recipe by Emma Wilks – @nourishbyemma_





500g Chicken Breast

1/4 tsp / 1.25g Salt

1/4 cup / 43g Vasse Valley Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah

1/2 tsp / 1.16g Paprika

1 tsp / 2.33g Onion Powder

4 Egg Yolks

3 tbsp / 17g Oat Flour/ Ground Oats

1.5 tbsp / 21g Vasse Valley Hemp Seed Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray
  2. Place dukkah and egg yolks in 2 separate bowls
  3. Whisk eggs and slice chicken into inch-sized squares
  4. Mix oat flour, salt, paprika and onion powder into dukkah
  5. Dip chicken pieces into egg yolks (do not soak, just enough for a light coat to allow the dukkah to stick)
  6. Then, dip the pieces into the dukkah and place onto the baking tray
  7. Repeat this for all the chicken pieces then drizzle hemp seed oil on top of nuggets.
  8. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. This part really depends on your crunch preference. I prefer mine a little crunchy but not too tough so I cook for about 30 minutes. 

*To make oat flour, blend or process oats until they form flour consistency.


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