Crispy Baked Turkey Nuggets with Honey-Mustard Slaw

The crispy coating on these baked turkey nuggets is a flavorful blend of Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. The nuggets pair nicely with the sweet and tangy slaw and honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 8- to 10-ounce turkey tenderloin

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1/2 of a 12-ounce package Asian blend chopped cabbage mixture (about 2 cups)

  • ½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons spicy brown mustard

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a metal rack in a shallow baking pan and coat with cooking spray. Cut turkey into eight evenly sized "nuggets"; set aside.

  2. Place egg in a small bowl and beat lightly. In another small bowl, stir together the panko, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Dip each nugget into egg and then panko mixture, rolling to coat evenly. Place on prepared rack. Lightly coat each nugget with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until turkey is golden and crispy (165 degrees F).

  3. Meanwhile, place Asian cabbage mix in a medium bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon of the honey, 1 teaspoon of the mustard and the salt. Combine yogurt mixture with the cabbage. Stir in the sliced almonds and the dried cranberries.

  4. Prepare dipping sauce: In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, remaining 1 teaspoon honey and remaining 3/4 teaspoon mustard. Serve turkey nuggets with slaw and dipping sauce.


Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 4 turkey nuggets, 1 cup slaw and about 2 tablespoons dipping sauce
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 43g 86%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Vitamin A 2700IU 54%
Vitamin C 43mg 47%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 508mg 22%
Calcium 192mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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