Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

4 years ago

Chicken nuggets bring out the kid in all of us! They’re crispy, tender, and absolutely delish dunked in tangy honey mustard or spicy ketchup sauce. Coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs and fresh Parmesan, these little nuggets are almost too adorable to eat!


They’re freezer-friendly, too! Bake them up, place in a resealable bag and freeze. Pop ‘em in the microwave for a few minutes to warm them up. Kids will love ‘em, and adults will gobble ‘em up right alongside the kiddos! You can also make the sauces a few days ahead of time.

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    Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

    Serves 4


    • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • Honey Mustard or Spicy Ketchup (recipes below), for serving


    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread breadcrumbs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Once mostly cooled, transfer crumbs to a shallow dish. Stir in Parmesan, salt and oil; mix well.

    Set a wire rack on the baking sheet; lightly coat rack with cooking spray.

    Cut chicken into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes. In batches, coat chicken in flour, shaking off excess, dip in egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Place on rack.

    Bake until chicken is cooked through, 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Serve nuggets with sauces, if desired.


    Honey Mustard

    Combine 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise and honey.

    Spicy Ketchup

    Combine 1/4 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons spicy chili sauce (such as Sriracha), and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.

    Adapted from Everyday Food

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