Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
6 nuggets (calculated without marinara): 191 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein.
Reviews for Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
"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!!!"
"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!"
"Very easy recipe... and Delish!"
"Very tasty! The panko crumbs made the nuggets really crispy. Definitely a keeper!"
"Very good and quick. Used boneless strips. Served with chunky salsa"
"Everyone in my family loved it. Keeper."
"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."
"My toddlers love them. Easy to make and it is healthier than frozen meals."
"Yeah ,its a good recipehttp://www.bewareofdrugs.com/amazing-healthy-recipes-for-kids/"
"These were ok. They dont' get very crispy, so I had to broil them a little. They could use a little more seasoning."
"Quick and easy. I would like to add if a kid is hungry enough he will eat a variety of things. Only serving what they think is all they will eat is a big mistake. Makes for a picky eater that is a pain for anyone stuck with cooking for them the rest of their life. I use pickey loosely because it gives the impression of a person with a palate for good food, wihich of course is just the opposite."
"chicken was dry and tasteless - I even put some Italian seasoning and a little garlic powder in to kick it up - almost made it for company last week - so glad I didn't!"
"These are really yummy!! Good for 2, 3, 6, 30, 65 and even 70 year olds. Quick and easy with a lot more flavor than most nuggets."
"These were so easy and so good. I have a grandson who is allergic to poultry. I think I will try these with pork. Then he can also have Nuggets."
"I've made this recipe twice since receiving Simple and Delicious magazine. My husband just raved about it. I definitely will make these again."