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Greek Chicken Nuggets with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Nuggets are dusted with homemade Greek Seasoning Mix, baked, and speared on toothpicks.  Cool them off with homemade Tzatziki Sauce.

Greek Chicken Nuggets are dusted with homemade Greek Seasoning Mix, baked, and cooled off with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce. | Take Two Tapas | #GreekFood #GreekSeasoning #Chicken #ChickenNuggets #Skewers #EasyPartyFoods

My kids are suckers for chicken nuggets and chicken tenders and chicken fingers.  That is pretty much all they eat.  Not sure what the difference is other than shape and how much a restaurant can charge for the food.  They call them chicken tenders and they think they can increase the price a dollar or two.

What is up with that?!?!

Greek Chicken Nuggets are perfect with homemade Tzatziki Sauce. Greek Chicken Nuggets Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #GreekFood #GreekSeasoning #Chicken #ChickenNuggets #Skewers #EasyPartyFoods

In contrast to me wanting my kids to eat normal meals with us, I love that they are eating from the cheaper kid’s meal menu still as the kids are getting so big and they can EAT!  I created this recipe came because of this very problem.  Using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts is beneficial in a few ways.  Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are much cheaper than the breasts and by nature, the dark meat has more flavor.

Cutting the thighs into nuggets will not make them dry out as fast as if you cut breast meat into nuggets.  Baking them also helps to retain even more moisture so they are super tender!  With my Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix on them, the kids could not tell that it was dark meat.  I think they were having too much fun putting them on toothpicks.  They didn’t dare dip them into the Tzatziki Sauce because they are still wary of any sauce, but I sure did!  I just squeezed some lemon on theirs.

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This recipe is quick to throw together and easy to make.  You can even line your pan with foil and just ball it up and throw it away when you are done.  Clean up is a snap!

With the chicken being so moist, you can make these ahead of time for your party and just reheat when you are ready to serve!  What is not to love about a make-ahead party dish?

Do you think your kids will like these Greek Chicken Nuggets?  Mine had too much fun spearing their food to even think about anything else:)


close up of Greek Chicken Nuggets on a green plate

Greek Chicken Nuggets with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 20 nuggets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Greek Chicken Nuggets are dusted with homemade Greek Seasoning Mix, baked, speared on toothpicks and cooled off with fresh Tzatziki Sauce.


  • 4 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless, fat trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 recipe Tzatziki Sauce for serving


  1. Trim chicken and cut into nuggets.
  2. Mix the Greek Seasoning Mix, olive oil, and vinegar in a bowl.
  3. Add nuggets and toss.
  4. You can marinate overnight if you want to but I just did an hour.
  5. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Place chicken nuggets in a foil-lined baking pan.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until done in the middle.
  8. Serve warm with Tzatziki Sauce.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Monday 13th of June 2016

I am a tzatziki fanatic. It is so fresh and delicious and perfect for cooling down spicy food. I think it's the reason I fell in love with Greek food. These chicken nuggets are perfect for an appetizer or a main meal with a little salad. Perfect for the warm days!

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Ever since I started eating it I have been in love with their use of spices!

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Sunday 12th of June 2016

This is a wonderful recipe Jennifer! I totally agree with you that restaurants charge crazy for such small amount of food that are literally the same and you know what? Not even that good for the body! I LOVE how you took a Greek twist on this and I love that you make your own Greek seasoning, heading to see the recipe for that now!

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Thanks Shadi! It is so expensive to feed the kids!


Sunday 12th of June 2016

I love the idea of baking the nuggets? And the tiny tooth picks are so cute!

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Thanks Michelle! I try to stay away from frying because the kids eat so much chicken!

Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

Sunday 12th of June 2016

I may be 30 years old, but I still love chicken nuggets/tenders/etc as much as any kid, totally gotta try this greek version - will make me feel like more of an adult AND they look incredible!

Pinning and sharing!

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Thanks Michelle! Fun food is always the best!

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