How to Make Easy Chicken Nuggets

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Breading doesn’t have to be a 3 step process and chicken nuggets don’t have to be something you buy pre-made in the freezer section.

Ingredients

1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast 
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
½ tsp dried mustard
1 tsp seasoned salt, like Lawry’s

Heat oven to 400 degrees. 

Prepare your pan: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on top of the parchment paper. Spray rack with cooking spray. Set aside. 

Cut chicken breasts into 1 ½ inch cubes. 

Place bread crumbs, dried mustard, and seasoned salt in a large zip top bag. 

Add chicken cubes. Seal the bag, keeping plenty of air in it. Holding it firmly at the top, shake the bag, tossing the chicken cubes around until they’re all coated in bread crumbs. 

Place the breaded chicken cubes on the prepared wire rack, making sure the nuggets don’t touch each other on the rack. Spray the nuggets with cooking spray. 

Bake for 15-20 mins. or until chicken is cooked through.

Tips on Chicken Nuggets

  • To help this dish come together even faster, chop raw chicken into cubes right after you buy it. Freeze it flat in a zip top bag and be one step closer to having dinner on the table.
  • Do NOT rinse the chicken before tossing it with the breadcrumbs.
  • Using Panko breadcrumbs will give the nuggets a great crunch.

Cocktail Pairing

White Wine Sangria

While the nuggets are cooking, make a quick batch of White Wine Sangria.

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Chicken Nuggets

Easy Chicken Nuggets


  • Author: MittenGirl
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Description

Breading doesn’t have to be a 3 step process and chicken nuggets don’t have to be something you buy pre-made in the freezer section. 


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Ingredients

1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast 
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
½ tsp dried mustard
1 tsp seasoned salt, like Lawry’s


Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. 

Prepare your pan: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on top of the parchment paper. Spray rack with cooking spray. Set aside. 

Cut chicken breasts into 1 ½ inch cubes. 

Place bread crumbs, dried mustard, and seasoned salt in a large zip close bag. 

Add chicken cubes. Seal the bag, keeping plenty of air in it. Holding it firmly at the top, shake the bag, tossing the chicken cubes around until they’re all coated in bread crumbs. 

Place the breaded chicken cubes on the prepared wire rack, making sure the nuggets don’t touch each other on the rack. Spray the nuggets with cooking spray. 

Bake for 15-20 mins. or until chicken is cooked through.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken nuggets, chicken breast, dinner, kid friendly, kid approved, how to, dinner ideas, easy dinner recipe

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2 Comments

  1. AutismMama says:

    So fast and easy! I will never separate dip between multiple bowls again. Thanks for saving me so much time! I luv that this is super easy gluten free with GF crispy rice cereal for breading (and Lawry’s is already GF).

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