Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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"With a crisp golden coating, these moist and tender bite-size pieces of chicken are greeted with enthusiasm whenever I serve them as a hearty snack or party appetizer," says Cathryn White of Newark, Delaware.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 383 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Place butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in bread crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Nuggets in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p65

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 205166
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"I think next time I'll make larger nuggets but excellent and quick and easy. Very very moist."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5870872 81508
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"These weren't too bad but I don't think I would bother again as there are nicer recipes than this. A bit too spicy and also there were not enough crumbs for this amount of chicken."

maupinsgirl User ID: 4695741 115479
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"These always turn out so moist and yummy. My husband and 2 year old love them."

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