Baked Chicken Nuggets

Everyone loves chicken nuggets, especially me. Soft, succulent bite-size pieces of chicken, coated in a flavourful, crunchy batter. Absolutely delicious and zero guilt because they’re baked, not fried! See? Everyone wins! These baked chicken nuggets are great for game nights appetizers or an after-school snack or just as is with a side salad and perhaps some fries, but I digress. These baked nuggets are perfect whichever way you have them. Here’s my recipe for the most flavourful chicken nuggets you’ve ever had. Trust me, it’ll be like a party in your mouth!


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch sized pieces. In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil. Mix well. Put melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping.
  3. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with your favourite dip.


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