Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets
October 23rd, 2014 42 Comments

Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets – Crisp chicken nuggets with real chicken with no frying. E Easy and yummy, plus adults & kids love the amazing nuggets |


Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake Time: 12-14 minutes
Source: Everyday Food, April 2012


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (approximately 1 pound)
1 1/4 cup panko (bread crumbs)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten cooking spray

Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons Sriracha or any spicy chili sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise


Combine all the ingredients for the Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce and chill.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the chicken into 1.5-2 inches pieces. Set on a dish.

Spread panko in a thin layer on rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 3 minutes in the middle rack, until light brown. Transfer the panko to a shallow dish and mix in the Parmesan and coarse salt. Drizzle the oil and mix well. Set out the flour and eggs in separate dishes. Increase the oven temperature to 450°F. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet, lightly coat with cooking spray.

In small batches, coat the chicken in flour, shaking off any excess, dip in egg, and lastly coat well with panko. Transfer to the rack. Bake the chicken until desired tenderness, about 12-14 minutes, turning when halfway through. Serve nuggets with the Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce.

Serve Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets with:

Parmesan Garlic Noodles

Parmesan Garlic Noodles

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Herb Cheese Bombs

Garlic Herb Sauteed Mushrooms

Garlic Herb Sauteed Mushrooms

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  1. Tom says:

    Thanks Bee, I’m sure that these would be a huge hit with my pre-schooler, actually the whole family!

  2. Simon says:

    Homemade nuggets beats McDonald’s any day. Gonna try this one for my girlfriend as she’s a nugget fan. Baked stuff is always better than the deep fat fryer anyway.

  3. Hi Bee, do you have a Asian duck ( soup ) recipe ? Cook with sour/pickle vegetables and sour preserved plums…

  4. Louis Yong Yes I do. My family makes it all the time, maybe I will shoot some pictures and post. LOL.

  5. That’ll be nice. Wait to see it. Thanks! It’s still my favorite soup.

  6. Angeline says:

    Hi Bee,
    I already cook chicken nuggets from scratch for my hubby as he loves them, but I’ll be glad to try your recipe on him. It sounds delicious and home cooked is better than fast food junk.

  7. Wow. even real chicken. The real deal beats the mystery meat found in the frozen junk any day.

  8. Kelly says:

    Yummo!! I’m quite partial to Chicken Nuggets and this will be a guilt free way to enjoy them!

  9. loveyee says:

    So true, Bee. I have made my own chicken nuggets few times but with pan-fry. Kids love it so much. Your version looks healthier n time saving.

  10. Brittney says:

    Do you know if these freeze well? I’d love to make a batch or two up in advance and then dethaw as needed.

  11. Thank you for this recipe! I cooked it for my mom when I was to lazy to cook a full dinner. She loved it!

  12. Annie says:


    Thank you so much I will be making these real soon.


  13. MS says:

    Hi Bee, can I use air fryer in place of the oven? Tks

  14. Annie says:

    Hi, this looks delicious! Have a question though, what does panko mean?

  15. Amy Duke says:

    Thank You for sharing all of your wonderful recipes I am anxious to try a few tonight

  16. Brandi says:

    These were great! Thank you for sharing…My family loved them!

  17. Mary says:

    I have a silly question. It says to “drizzle the oil”. I’m guessing you mean to drizzle the pan w/ oil??

  18. Kristine says:

    Has anyone tried freezing these? If so, before or after baking and what do. You do before serving? These would be neat to just make a couple hundred and freeze at one time.

    • Grace says:

      When I clean my whole chicken breast to make thin slices for cutlets or cordon blue, I use the uneven pieces to make nuggets. I coat them with flour, egg and breadcrumbs; then I placed them flat inside a freezer ziplock bag and freeze them. When I’m ready to make them, I take out as many pieces as I need – for my grandchildren I use few pieces for snack, lunch or dinner – and place them in the oven to cook for 15 minutes. I’ll try to make them with panko today.

  19. Marti says:

    Why do you Brown the Panko? :)

  20. Kristi says:

    I tried these tonight for the first time. My DH and I couldn’t quit eating them. My picky daughter loved them. The only one that missed out was my little boy who is recovering from having his tonsils out and they were simply too crunchy for him. But I will definitely make them again and again so he can eventually enjoy, too. I have never been successful with getting a good crunch when I bread something, but this time I was quite pleased with the result

  21. Kay says:

    i made these tonight- they were delicious! Nice and crispy and a wonderful flavor. Thanks so much for a wonderful and kid friendly recipe:)

  22. Jennifer says:

    Hi! Looks great! Do you drizzle the oil in the bread crumbs or over the chicken before dredging it in the flour?

  23. CJ says:

    Kids aren’t the only ones who like nuggets! My fiance and I crushed these tonight. These nuggets were awesome! I can’t whip them up as fast as you but it was worth it. :) Thanks for the tasty recipe.

  24. Jill says:

    nice that these are not fried. I have found organic farm raised, no antibiotic, baked, white meat chicken nuggets at whole foods. As FT working parents, we do not always have time to make foods from scratch. Your recipe sounds much tastier, but just saying that most natural foods markets do have healthy chicken nuggets when there’s no time to cook.

  25. Lawnrence says:

    Great! hugry now, I have to try this this week. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Dana says:

    These were great. Just made them for dinner

  27. Jonna says:

    I have fixed these Parmesan chicken nuggets several times for my family. It is a joke now with my EIGHTEEN year old daughter because you mention your toddlers loving this recipe. My baby girl who is getting ready to graduate asked tonight for chicken with “crunchy stuff” on it. I knew exactly which recipe she meant! My 11 year old son is actually making them for his sister tonight. We love this!!

    • Hi Jonna, hahaha, so funny. I know right, I actually don’t mind eating this Parmesan baked chicken nuggets, even though we know it’s supposed to be for kids. Shhhhhh. ;)

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