Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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! Almost…

Photo by Diane H.
Adapted from yummly.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

4

4

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from yummly.com

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions

Directions: 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. Enjoy! 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.

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