Tender Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Tender Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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"I came up with this recipe for our son, who likes the fried chicken nuggets we get at a fas-food restaurant," writes Linda Keller of Jonesboro, Arkansas. "These tender chunks of chicken with a tasty cornflake, coating are fun to make---and eat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Additional ranch dressing

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 323 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 816mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 29g protein .


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place dressing in another bowl. Toss chicken cubes in dressing, then roll in cornflake mixture. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with additional dressing for dipping. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tender Chicken Nuggets in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p40

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gourmetwanttabe 18666
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Doesn't quite look like the picture but the flavor is great and the chicken still moist. definitely a keeper. Maybe cut them smaller next time will crisp them better."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"These are nice and tender. I will be making them again. I followed the recipe exactly and I had quite a few extra crumbs. I think you could use 1 1/2 lbs of chicken for this amount of crumbs."

Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"I'm the cook at a busy daycare center and I found all the children, from toddlers to middle-schoolers, loved this healthier version of one of their favorite foods."

bmoviefanatic 24793
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Good but bland. Next time I will add Tabasco to the ranch and crushed red pepper to mix."

rbills 47884
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"My husband is one of the pickiest eaters around. When he told me to keep this recipe around, I knew I found a great one!"

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