Spicy Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Spicy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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We devour these golden brown chicken nuggets at least once a week. If you want to tone down the heat, skip the chipotle pepper. —Cheryl Cook, Palmyra, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, optional
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 371 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese and, if desired, chipotle pepper. Place butter in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces in butter, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. Place chicken on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Nuggets in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p25

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apschwartz User ID: 1393337 247104
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"easy and quick to make just not quiet spicy enough. will make again with perhaps a bit more heat."

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