Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets
Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets – crispy chicken nuggets with real chicken with no frying. Easy and yummy, plus everyone loves them | rasamalaysia.com
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, approximately 1 lb.
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
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.
Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets
Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets – crispy chicken nuggets with real chicken with no frying. Easy and yummy, plus adults and kids love the amazing nuggets.
This post was originally published on Jan 9, 2013. Updated with new photos.
As a mother to a growing toddler (check out my toddler recipes), I am always frustrated that I can’t get real chicken nuggets at the stores. I don’t know why, but I haven’t been able to find a brand that produces chicken nuggets using unprocessed chicken meat. If you are a mother, you probably would share my frustration, as all kids love chicken nuggets and they should be eating real chicken instead of sodium-loaded-blended-chicken-meat coated with thick batter!
Anyway, chicken nugget is my secret weapon whenever I run out of ideas what to feed my son, or whenever I feel lazy to cook a complete meal for him. Another thing, my picky eater always welcome a few pieces of chicken nuggets, dipping in his favorite teriyaki sauce. Here is the super delicious Parmesan baked chicken nuggets recipe using real chicken, plus Parmesan cheese is added to the panko (Japanese bread crumbs).
If you don’t have panko, you can use your regular bread crumbs, but I will tell you that Japanese panko will make the chicken nuggets extremely light, airy, and super crispy. You know all those picky eaters love everything crispy and crunchy, right? I also love it that you don’t even have to deep fry the chicken nuggets as the baked version is equally tasty and non-greasy, so there is no need to deep-fry with oil splattering all over your kitchen!
What’s more, you can whip up these amazing Parmesan baked chicken nuggets in less than 30 minutes and you won’t feel guilty feeding your children store-bought “fake” chicken nuggets. Also, you won’t look like a greasy mess with shiny forehead at the end of the day!! Try it and I am sure your kids will love the homemade chicken nuggets.