Parmesan Panko Chicken Poppers


I was playing around in the kitchen and came up with these chicken poppers, so I decided to share them with you. These nuggets go well with a sweet chili sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces

  • oil for frying


  1. Combine panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a food processor; blend until finely crushed. Put panko mixture in a bowl.

  2. Whisk eggs and milk in a separate bowl to make an egg wash. Place flour in a third bowl.

  3. Coat chicken pieces in flour; dip them into egg wash. Press into panko mixture to coat, shaking off excess.

  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry chicken in batches until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 to 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
21g Fat
36g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 617mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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