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Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets - A Family Feast

How was your weekend?  Was it as busy as ours?  Looking for a delicious and quick-to-prepare family meal that even your kids will love?  If so – then look no further than our Parmesan Chicken Nuggets!

Forget those frozen chicken nuggets – these fresh Parmesan chicken nuggets taste so much better!   Just cut some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in cubes and coat them in a flavorful coating of panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Bake – and 15 minutes later – dinner is on the table!

Panko, which is the Japanese word for ‘bread crumbs’, gives these chicken nuggets a light and crispy coating, and combined with the Parmesan – it’s a wonderful flavor combination that perfectly complements the chicken.

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets - A Family Feast

Even our very picky six-year-old willingly eats these Parmesan chicken nuggets – and for me, that’s a huge win at dinnertime!  (Someday, I hope she appreciates all of the delicious food that her food-blogging parents cook…)  I’d much rather feed her these delicious, homemade Parmesan chicken nuggets than the frozen kind out of a box!

These Parmesan chicken nuggets are delicious dipped in our marinara sauce or our honey Dijon ranch dressing, and they can be served either as an entrée or as an appetizer!

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes
  • ¼ cup (half stick) butter melted
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.
  3. Dip chicken cubes in melted butter then bread crumb mixture. Place on sheet tray lined with parchment paper or use cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. If not browned enough, place under the broiler just long enough to brown.
  5. Serve with marinara sauce or honey Dijon ranch dressing.


  1. Hi Martha,

    I wanted to know if there is any way we can freeze these nuggets ?


    • Hi Hooria – Yes – like any frozen food, the quality won’t be the same as freshly made nuggets, but you should be able to freeze them. We would recommend partially cooking the breaded nuggets (maybe half-way) before freezing on a flat cookie sheet until fully frozen, then putting them in a bag for longer term storage. (This will prevent them from sticking together when frozen.) If you do try freezing them – please let us know how it comes out! Thanks – Martha

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