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Golden Chicken Nuggets

The ultimate bite-size treats, chicken nuggets get the star treatment when you make them at home. I usually serve these herb-breaded baked bites with a sweet-and-sour sauce for dipping. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another shallow bowl, add butter, Dip chicken in butter; roll in crumb mixture.
  • Place in a single layer on an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 77 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • rosebud67411
    Jun 12, 2016

    Tasted terrible and way too salty and the Italian Seasoning overpowered it. Ended up feeding it to the dogs and I had to scramble to make something else for dinner.

  • Susie77
    Oct 8, 2015

    These are pretty good. I added garlic powder and dry mustard to the bread crumbs.

  • MargeAZ
    Apr 16, 2015

    Too salty, and I used olive oil instead of the butter to cut the saturated fat.

  • wrenjen523
    Apr 20, 2014

    Very good, and perfect alongside mac and cheese

  • annemg
    Feb 22, 2010

    I've tried several chicken nugget recipes for my family, and this is the only one they really liked. And they really, really like these!

  • akglmu
    Jul 20, 2009

    These are absolutely delicious! The only thing I would change is making them with a little less salt and butter since they were a little on the salty side. I might even attempt to make them with fat free evap milk or egg whites instead of the butter. Needless to say though, this recipe is a keeper. My little one gobbled them up.