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Adjust the ingredients measurement scale here by changing this number. 10


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl mix together the ground chicken, taco seasoning, and egg.
  • Place pretzel crumbs in a shallow bowl.
  • Take a golf ball size piece of chicken mixture, form it into a ball, then flatten into a nugget about 2-2.5 inches wide. Place in pretzel crumbs pressing gently to coat. Place nugget on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken and coating. You should end up with at least 20 pieces.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crispy. Flip halfway through baking time.
  • Meanwhile make the BBQ sauce by whisking together all the BBQ sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and as soon as it comes to a simmer remove from heat and whisk again. Allow to cool.

Cook Times

Active Prep20
Hands-On Cook0
Hands-Off Cook20
Total Time35 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10



  • 2 pound ground chicken 98% fat free
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 5 ounce pretzels run through a food processor

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 6 ounce tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup monk fruit sweetener Lakanto Golden recommended

Cooking Tools Required

Baking sheet, Mixing bowls, Oven, Saucepan, Top Stove
Reheating/Serving Instructions

Reheat in 350 degree oven for 7 minutes


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg

3 reviews for Lower Fat Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

  1. David Carlsen
    Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

    David Carlsen (verified owner)

    These were decent, but I probably wouldn’t order them again. Compared to the other dishes, this was not our favorite. Probably just a personal preference.

  2. Reneta Jenik
    Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

    Reneta Jenik (verified owner)

    So tasty, hard to stop eating it and my son loves it too. Have to try next time the BBQ sauce.

  3. Ghenet michael
    Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

    Ghenet michael (verified owner)

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