Baked Chicken Nuggets


Chicken nuggets are a real kid-pleaser! Adults will enjoy this recipe for a tasty appetizer, too! Serve warm, with your favorite dipping sauces if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, melted


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

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

  3. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken nuggets on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer.

  4. Bake nuggets in the preheated oven until browned and chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 989mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* 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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