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Baked Chicken Nuggets

I wanted to find something simple to make for dinner after a busy day at work, so I found this recipe. I had everything on hand, and I figured I could convince Dino to make a dipping sauce or two to go alongside. He made a spicy honey mustard sauce and a sweet and sour chili sauce. Both were awesome! This recipe was easy and tasty – the chicken is super moist, and the breading is flavorful. I think it would be good without the cheese, too, which would work better with some sauces. I substituted Pecorino Romano for Parmesan, and it was great!

Chicken nuggets with dipping sauces on a plate.

Baked Chicken Nuggets
Allrecipes – Teresa

“A real kid pleaser! Adults will enjoy this recipe for a tasty appetizer, too! Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces if desired.”

Yield 30 nuggets

3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2 inch size pieces. In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil. Mix well. Put melted butter/margarine in a bowl or dish for dipping.

3. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter/margarine first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place well coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information:
Amount Per Serving Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 17.2g | Cholesterol: 75mg

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Boston Food Diary

    Wow- these look delicious! I’m always looking for new ways of making baked chicken fingers (etc) and these look really flavorful and wonderful! Thank you-I’ll definitely be trying them out!

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