Honey Nut Cheerio Chicken

Here's the Dish

Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets!? I think one of the reasons most people find them delicious is because they bring us back to our childhood!  I made this recipe using honey, which was one of my favorite flavors to pair with chicken nuggets as a kid! This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. Little does he know, not only are they much healthier than the fried version that he knows and loves, but they are also a great source of fiber!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 30 Minutes.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Using a food processor, (or a ziplock bag and rolling pin) grind/crush Honey Nut Cheerios cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency.


Add garlic, salt and pepper to crumbs. Place crumbs in a small dish.


Coat raw chicken strips in the honey. Next, roll chicken in the crumb mixture, until well coated with bread crumbs.


Place chicken strips on a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray (I like to line mine with foil first for easy clean up!)


Bake for 10 minutes, and then turn strips over, and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes (until chicken is fully cooked and coating is crispy). Enjoy!


6 ozBoneless skinless chicken breasts1
3/4 cup Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1 tbs Honey
1/4 tspGarlic powder
PinchSalt and pepper to taste

1 (raw); cut lengthwise into 4-5 strips

Katie's Tip!

These taste great dipped in honey!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving (4-5 pieces)
280 Calories
2 g Fat
37 g Carbohydrate
8 g Fiber
20 g Sugar
36 g Protein
6 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Jay said:

I tried to tonight. They turned out good. I would recommend cooking with a rack otherwise they don’t get that crispy and stay soggy on the bottom.

June 6th, 2010 — 5:35pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

I’m definitely going to have to try this kind of breading for chix breast. I usually use cornflakes and then season the chicken with difference spices depending on what mood i’m in for taste, but when i have a sweet craving this one will be a must! Thanks!

March 17th, 2011 — 8:04am  |  Reply

Cat said:

We made this last week & my 15 year old daughter was in H-E-A-V-E-N!! We made it with chipotle sweet potato fries, which she is currently in love with & had a salad.
Our chicken was crispy & the flavor was perfect!

March 18th, 2011 — 4:30pm  |  Reply

Ashley said:

I made these earlier this week, except I used Kashi Go Lean Protein cereal and Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal.. they were yummy as all heck!

Thanks again for making all of these tasty recipes!

June 17th, 2011 — 6:54pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

I just made these for my husband and I, along with your sweet potato fries, and they are so delicious! I think these are the best oven chicken tenders I’ve ever made! I didn’t have any Fiber One, so I used Wheat Thins with the Cheerios. Thanks for all these great recipes!

June 26th, 2011 — 12:07pm  |  Reply

Kara said:

Katie – these look yummy! I often use the fiber one cereal to bread things (zucchini, onions for onion rings, chicken, veggie nuggets) but have never tried cheerios! sounds delicious and a little bit sweet, which I look! I’ll try these this weekend!

July 14th, 2011 — 9:38am  |  Reply

Rebekah said:

I didn’t know if there was a typo, but am I suppose to dip raw chicken in egg whites or honey or a mixture of the two? I am making tonight so I will just do honey mix with egg whites. Let me know. Thanks! Rebekah

July 25th, 2011 — 5:49pm  |  Reply

Just Mom said:

LOVED this dish! We had it tonight with your baked mac & cheese as a side dish. My hubby and son couldn’t even tell the meal was “healthy.” You definitely have a winner here with this recipe. :-)

June 21st, 2012 — 7:41pm  |  Reply

Devanie Cooper said:

So amazing!!! Loved them!

July 20th, 2012 — 2:22am  |  Reply

Erin Southwell said:

Hey Katie, I loved these! I cut the chicken into “nuggets” so that my picky 2 year old would eat them. I love the combination of chicken and honey, it takes me back to my childhood!

October 18th, 2012 — 8:16pm  |  Reply

eileen said:

These are so good! I just made them tonight.

March 25th, 2013 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Denea said:

I’m making it , with chicken wings , and I wanted to know if it would taste different.

June 19th, 2013 — 6:02pm  |  Reply

Jennifer Essig said:

Oh my goodness, Katie, this recipe was wonderful! It totally exceeded my expectations. I think this recipe will become a new go-to dinner. I too, cut the chicken into bite-sized nuggets with a bit of honey on the side as a dipping sauce. I served the chicken with your sweet potato fry recipe on the side, and felt like I was indulging in a high calorie treat meal!

March 26th, 2014 — 10:30pm  |  Reply

matt bannon said:

These turned out really great-had never used honey before to coat the chicken, but it kept it from drying out and stayed pretty moist. I skipped the fiber one cereal and just used the Honey Nut Cheerios with some extra garlic so that the sweet (honey and cereal) got balanced out a little more. We had it with the sweet potato fries (as mentioned in a few other posts)-great combo there. Chicken even re-heated well the next day. I feel that i could make this chicken and put it in w/ some broccoli as part of a Asian chicken too.

August 4th, 2014 — 10:53am  |  Reply

Bria said:

I’m trying this tonight along with a side of Mac & cheese . only thing is I ised syrup instead of hiney

February 11th, 2015 — 8:06pm  |  Reply

Crystal said:

what should i use if i dont have honey?

July 12th, 2015 — 6:05pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks for the recommendation Jay! You can also flip them half way through cooking to crisp on both sides! :)

June 6th, 2010 — 5:43pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah! thanks for sharing lauren! like the wheat thin idea to add saltiness! :)

June 26th, 2011 — 2:37pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks kara! ;)

July 14th, 2011 — 10:32am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hey rebekah…just honey! :) (no egg whites used) …the honey takes the place of normal ‘egg whites’ to make the coating stick to the chicken!

July 25th, 2011 — 5:59pm  |  Reply

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