Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets - Best nuggets with real chicken & Parmesan, no deep-frying. The easiest baked chicken nuggets recipe ever 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 522 kcal



  • 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


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce and chill.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the chicken into 1.5-2 inches pieces. Set on a dish.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.7g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 822mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 40.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 6.2g
Protein 51.4g 103%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.