Baked Tilapia Nuggets

Baked Tilapia Nuggets
If you are looking for some healthy appetizers cooked with less oil, you must give these nuggets a try. Baked Fish bites seasoned with Cajun spices. Generally breaded chicken or fish nuggets are deep fried in oil. I find baking a healthier alternative, where the crust is equally crunchy and the fish is nice soft and flaky.

Tilapia or any other fish - 1 pound
Cajun Seasoning - 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Bread Crumbs - about 2 cups
Eggs - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to bake Breaded Fish Nuggets:
  • Dice the fish into bite size pieces. In a mixing bowl, add fish pieces, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well and set it aside for about an hour.
Baked Tilapia
  • Preheat the oven at 375 degrees F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and grease it with 1 tbsp oil or cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs, 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and little salt. Mix all the ingredients well with a fork or spoon.
  • Dip the marinated fish pieces in the egg wash, followed by a coating of bread crumbs. Place the well coated fish pieces on the greased tray. Spray some more cooking spray (or 1 tbsp oil) on the fish.
  • If time permits, refrigerate the tray for about 30 minutes, so that the bread crumbs stick well to the nuggets.
  • Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes. Flip the pieces and bake for another 7 - 8 minutes or until the crust turns crisp. Cut a piece with a fork to check if fish is cooked and flaky.
  • Instead of baking, you can shallow fry these nuggets in a pan as well. 
Enjoy Baked Fish Nuggets with a dip of your choice.


  1. Crispy and great looking nuggets, loving this baked nuggets.

  2. Wow its awesome,kids will love this.

  3. really awesome healthy nuggets. looks divine.

  4. Hi uma,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". Your recipe is so tempting and feel like grabbing it right now!!!!!!!


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