Baked Chicken Nuggets

Super Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets. Breaded in panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown and crispy. Wonderful as an appetizer or for dinner!

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Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets are amazing. Perfectly golden brown, tender on the inside and extra crunchy on the outside. Just how I like my chicken nuggets.

They are baked not fried and are still super crispy on the outside. They are breaded in panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Similar to my Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders but way more pop-able.

The trick to getting these nuggets crispy is the panko breadcrumb. Panko breadcrumbs are a Japanese style breadcrumb which are lighter and flakier than typical breadcrumbs.

Baking these nuggets also makes them a lot healthier. I use a high heat (I set the oven to 400 degrees) to get them nice and crispy.

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These chicken nuggets take about 30 minutes start to finish to throw together. I begin by cubing the chicken and then breading them in flour, egg and our panko cheese mixture.

I use this baking method / breading for most of my chicken recipes. It’s a great way to get tender chicken with a crispy coating. I used this method for my Easy Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken and my Super Sticky Asian Chicken Bites.

The best way to bread these chicken nuggets is to keep one hand for wet ingredients and one hand for dry. This helps from getting the dreaded breading hands.

How to make Baked Chicken Nuggets

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Starting with the flour and ending with breadcrumbs, dip the chicken into the flour, egg and Parmesan breadcrumbs. Line the chicken tenders on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. Flip halfway through cooking. Take out of the oven and top with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for garnish.

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I like to garnish with parsley and or course extra cheese. Dunk and dip in your favorite sauces or try my Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.

Kids and adults alike with love these chicken nuggets. Skip store bought frozen chicken nuggets and give these a try!

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Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Super Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets. Breaded in panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown and crispy. Wonderful as an appetizer or for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts cubed (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • extra Parmesan cheese for garnish if desired
  • chopped parsley for garnish, if desired
  • Bourbon Barbecue Sauce for dipping, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Add flour to a shallow dish.
  4. Add egg to a shallow bowl and whisk, set aside.
  5. Add breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to a shallow bowl and mix to combine.
  6. Starting with the flour and ending with breadcrumbs, dip the chicken into the flour, egg and Parmesan breadcrumbs.
  7. Line the chicken tenders on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat.

  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. Flip halfway through cooking.
  9. Take out of the oven and top with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for garnish.
  10. Serve with a side of your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455.69 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.59g16%
Saturated Fat 3.08g19%
Cholesterol 229.88mg77%
Sodium 538.74mg23%
Potassium 910.66mg26%
Carbohydrates 28.71g10%
Fiber 1.43g6%
Sugar 1.57g2%
Protein 57.22g114%
Vitamin A 225.65IU5%
Vitamin C 2.71mg3%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 3.03mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Breast, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Kid Friendly Meals

 

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