a three quarter view photo of grilled chicken nuggets on a plate with sweet potato fries

Healthy Grilled Chicken Nuggets

Healthy chicken nuggets that you can easily make in just a few minutes!

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil


  1. Cut chicken breasts horizontally so you have 2 thinner pieces from each breast
  2. Cut the thinner pieces into small nugget shapes
  3. Combine pickle juice and avocado oil in a mixing bowl
  4. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss until all pieces are covered in the marinade
  5. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours
  6. Oil either a grill pan or regular cast iron skillet – I use a cast iron grill pan
  7. Heat the pan over medium heat
  8. Once the pan is hot arrange nuggets on the pan – you will need to cook in batches
  9. Cook for 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other
  10. Cook in batches until all nuggets are cookes
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