Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets (Made with Canned Chicken)

A quick and easy way to make low carb cheesy bites of chicken with just a few ingredients.


Are you looking for canned chicken recipes to make? These oven baked chicken nuggets are crispy, delicious, and simple to make!

I’ve never been a fan of canned chicken breast… until now! It’s incredibly convenient to have on hand, and there are so many delicious ways of preparing it. These keto friendly chicken nuggets are effortless to make with just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand including mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan, egg, and a little optional seasoning.

Keto chicken nuggets made with canned chicken! A super quick and easy oven baked chicken nugget recipe that is naturally low carb and healthy.

Step 1Canned chicken comes packed in water, so you’ll want to drain the water and remove as much of the moisture as possible. I simply place it in a fine mesh strainer and use my hands to squish and push the excess water out. 

How to make baked chicken nuggets with canned chicken! Super quick and easy to make.

Step 2After you’ve got your canned chicken drained, mix it with 1 egg, 3 tbsp of parmesan, 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella, and the seasoning of your choice. I just sprinkle in a little garlic powder and black pepper. No salt needed! There’s plenty of salt already in the chicken and cheese. 

Easy oven baked chicken nuggets! No breading required, so these little cheesy chicken bites are naturally low carb and keto friendly.

Step 3Take your mixture and form about 12 small bite-size chicken nuggets.  Place them on a sheet pan over parchment paper or non-stick foil. 

Healthy Low Carb Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets (Using Costco canned chicken!)

Step 4Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes, flipping them over half way through for best results. Dip in your favorite sauce and enjoy! I really like the no sugar added bbq sauce from Ray’s. 

Canned chicken nuggets made with egg, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. A super easy and low carb oven baked recipe! My kids love them.

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets (Made with Canned Chicken!)

These oven baked cheesy chicken bites are incredibly delicious and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients! You would never guess that they are low carb. If you're looking for easy meals to make, canned chicken is a game changer.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Snack
Keyword: canned chicken, chicken nuggets, easy, low carb, oven baked, quick
Servings: 12 nuggets


  • 1 (12.5oz) can chicken breast (drained)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
  • optional seasoning (I use garlic powder & black pepper)


  • Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Open and drain the canned chicken. Remove as much excess moisture as possible by placing it in a fine mesh strainer and squishing out the water with your fingers.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the drained chicken with the egg, mozzarella, parmesan, and any seasoning you like, however I DO NOT recommend adding salt. Just a little garlic powder and black pepper should do! Smoked paprika is a good choice, too.
  • Use your hands to mold the chicken mixture together into small bite-size nuggets. I made mine using about a heaping tbsp each and ended up with 12 nuggets.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, flipping them over half way through.
  • Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce! I really like the Ray's no sugar added bbq sauce or ranch dressing.


  • I buy the Costco brand of canned chicken which is available in a 12.5 ounce size. If your canned chicken comes in a smaller can (10 ounces is common), just add slightly less cheese to the recipe. Everything else can stay the same. I've made it with both sizes!


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