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, 0 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 User ID: 6662108 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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5870872 83886
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."

[email protected] User ID: 1744012 69309
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 User ID: 5083583 24793
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

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

rbills User ID: 2529616 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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