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Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

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

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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