Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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My 3-year-old is going through a stage where he'll eat only chicken nuggets and French fries. I like to make these golden nuggets for him so I know what he's eating. They're so good, we like them, too! —Amanda Livesay, Mobile, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Marinara sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

6 nuggets (calculated without marinara): 191 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Place butter in a shallow bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, cheese and salt in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in crumbs.
  2. Place in a single layer on two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Serve with marinara sauce if desired.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken nuggets. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place on a baking sheet and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 7-12 minutes or until heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Chicken Nuggets in Simple & Delicious April/May 2013, p30

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MY REVIEW User ID: 2700125 266201
Reviewed May. 22, 2017

"These were quite good and easy to make. I wonder if you could make them with a solid fish like cod?"

terri46311 User ID: 7624169 253045
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"I made these with a rotisserie flavored turkey tenderloin cut into chucks .. no butter .. I just rolled the chunks into the cheese and Panko and they were great!!!"

shadey1 User ID: 7551545 250143
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2016

"I make these for the kids at family gatherings, I soon found out they were also a hit with the adults. Cannot make enough. Tasty and easy and I offer several dips!"

JaneWeir User ID: 4256921 249364
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"Very easy recipe... and Delish!"

Remenec User ID: 6059530 247780
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"Very tasty! The panko crumbs made the nuggets really crispy. Definitely a keeper!"

suncitymeg User ID: 8693836 242548
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Very good and quick. Used boneless strips. Served with chunky salsa"

millscreek User ID: 6709090 231904
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"Everyone in my family loved it. Keeper."

Dnpop User ID: 8483299 231620
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"I made these tonight. They were easy and delicious. My kids and husband asked for seconds! I did need to double the butter and I doubled the kosher salt and they had great flavor. My nuggets only needed 12 minutes (flipped them after 6). If I had cooked them longer they would have likely been dry. My family dipped them in honey mustard dressing. So yummy! I will definitely make these again."

angcy User ID: 1160970 215485
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"My toddlers love them. easy to make and it is healthier than frozen meals."

Healthtips User ID: 7937579 117960
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"Yeah ,its a good recipe"

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