Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission

Crunchy Flax Chicken Nuggets

Source:   |  Category: Entree, Ground Flaxseed

Chicken nuggets have never tasted so good! The Parmesan cheese ramps up the flavour and then is balanced perfectly with a crunchy crusted of corn flakes and ground flaxseed. Kid-friendly and the adults will like them too.


  • 4 (4 oz/120 g)  skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground toasted golden flaxseed        
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) finely crushed corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese  
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder     
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried parsley flakes    
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt                    
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper          
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) melted unsalted butter
4 (4 oz)  skinless, boneless chicken breast1/4 cup ground toasted golden flaxseed        3/4 cup finely crushed corn flakes1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  1/2 tsp garlic powder     1/2 tsp paprika1 tsp dried parsley flakes    1/4 tsp salt                    1/4 tsp ground black pepper          1/2 cup melted unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 ༠F (200 ༠C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch (3.5 cm) sized pieces.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine ground flax, corn flakes, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  7. Melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping chicken pieces.
  9. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken pieces on a prepared baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Serve nuggets with your favourite sauce.

Yield: 30 nuggets.

Serving Size: 6 servings. Each serving contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat21 g
Cholesterol100 mg
Carbohydrates6 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars1 g
Protein20 g
Sodium250 mg
Potassium313 mg