How to make Homemade Chicken Nuggets

If you are here to find out how to make Baked Chicken Nuggets, you came to the right page. Here, you’ve found the only chicken nugget recipe you’ll ever need. And, if you are like me, I like to give my taste buds some delightful sensations. Every time, I am satisfied, since this recipe has never failed me.

This tongue-appealing baked chicken nugget is made from tender chicken, coated in a crunchy but moist coating.


With the guide of this recipe, home-made baked chicken nuggets will be an “ABC”-easy recipe for you. As you’ll read, chicken breast or thigh is suitable due to its tenderness. Likewise, this compliments the crusty coating to give a yummy bite.

What do you need to make a baked chicken nugget?

The ingredients needed for making chicken nuggets are not far-fetched. In this way, most are basically our dailies the others can be found in stores.

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • chicken breast tenders (1 lb or 2 chicken breasts)
  • 4 cups of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour, unbleached all-purpose

baked chicken nuggets

How to make baked chicken nuggets:

  • Preheat the oven at a temperature of 400oF/204.4oC. 
  • Put a cooling rack on a baking sheet, spray the cooling rack if needed.
  • Then, cut the chicken breast/thigh into small-sized pieces. Naturally, the bite-size pieces allow for easy dredging in the egg mixture. Also, it gives a good grasp of a nice bite.


Preparing the crunchy coating

Panko mix: In a bowlor dish, mix two cups of panko bread crumbs, 2 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 2/3 cup of grated parmesan and 2 teaspoons of salt. (Of course, the salt amount is advised depending on the quantity of baked chicken nugget you want to make.)

Egg mixture: In a different bowl, 3 large eggs should be whisked. Afterwards, sift half a cup of flour and mix until its smooth or creamy.


  • Take chicken pieces and dredge in the prepared egg mixture. Naturally, the egg mixture allows for the panko mix coating.


  • In small batches, take the chicken pieces and roll well in the panko mix.


  • In modest quantities, roll the chicken pieces in a panko mix for a similar panko layer.

chicken breast

  • Transfer the chicken pieces onto the cooling pan, the rest of the chicken nuggets should be done and placed in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. If you a baking a large number of chicken nuggets in a small oven, you are advised to bake in batches.
  • Finally, bring out your somewhat brown and crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets. A bite, a crunchy but moist scrumptious chicken nugget sensate your tongue. Baked chicken nuggets are best served fresh with ketchup.
  • * Best if served fresh.


Now, there are many reasons you should prepare chicken nuggets. Possibly, you may just need a quick meal for a play date. Or maybe, the family is gathering for a party. This recipe is the simplest I’ve seen with the best culinary results. If you like, you can make sure to practice a few times before.

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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked chicken nuggets are sure to become your kids' favorite! It's natural, homemade, and contains no bad stuff. Give it a try!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 492 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • bowl
  • cooling rack
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 ⅓ cup grated parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp salt
  • ½ cup flour unbleached all purpose
  • 3 large eggs


  • Cut chicken strips into small-sized pieces.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • Preheat oven to 400F. Put a cooling rack on a baking sheet, spray the cooling rack if needed.
  • In one bowl or dish mix 2 cup of panko, 2/3 cup of grated parmesan, 2 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoons of salt.
  • In another dish whisk 3 large eggs and sift 1/2 cup of flour. Mix together.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • Take chicken pieces and dredge them in egg mixture.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • In small batches take the chicken pieces and roll well in the panko mix.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • Put the pieces onto the cooling rack. Finish the rest of the chicken nuggets and place in oven for 15 minutes.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets
  • When ready, they will be lightly browned up and crispy on the outside and when you take a bite you get a moist delicious chicken nugget. Don’t forget the ketchup! * Best if served fresh.
    Baked Chicken Nuggets


Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 2302mg100%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 334IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 338mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword bread crumbs, chicken, chicken nuggets, olive oil, panko, parmesan
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