Homemade Chicken Nuggets – version 1 (aka Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets)

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 30 mins



    • Preheat oven to 450°F.
    • Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels.
    • Patting the chicken pieces dry will help the chicken pieces have crispy breading when baked.
    • In a small bowl, stir the minced garlic into the melted butter. In another bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, salt, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper.
    • Piece by piece, dip the chicken pieces into the garlic melted butter, and then dredge into the Parmesan breadcrumb mixture to coat.
    • Note that if your chicken pieces are cold, they may cause the melted butter to thicken, leaving too much butter sticking the chicken pieces. If you see this happening, just reheat the butter.
    • Place coated chicken pieces on to a 9x13 (or larger) roasting dish.
    • Try to leave a little room between each piece. (You may need to use more than one roasting pan.)
    • Drizzle with remaining garlic butter and bake uncovered 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
    • Note that the chicken will get much more browned on the bottom side than on the top.
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