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Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Golden Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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The ultimate bite-size treats, chicken nuggets get the star treatment when you make them at home. I usually serve these herb-breaded baked bites with a sweet-and-sour sauce for dipping. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 77 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another shallow bowl, add butter, Dip chicken in butter; roll in crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a single layer on an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Golden Chicken Nuggets in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"These are pretty good. I added garlic powder and dry mustard to the bread crumbs."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"Too salty, and I used olive oil instead of the butter to cut the saturated fat."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"Very good, and perfect alongside mac and cheese"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I've tried several chicken nugget recipes for my family, and this is the only one they really liked. And they really, really like these!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"These are absolutely delicious! The only thing I would change is making them with a little less salt and butter since they were a little on the salty side. I might even attempt to make them with fat free evap milk or egg whites instead of the butter. Needless to say though, this recipe is a keeper. My little one gobbled them up."

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