Baked Chicken Nuggets
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5 from 3 votes

The Best Baked Chicken Nuggets

These baked chicken nuggets are simple, yet yield a flavorful, moist baked version of chicken nuggets that grown ups can love just as much as kids. They are the best baked chicken nuggets ever!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Nuggets
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 333kcal


  • 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cubed
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease one to two baking sheets. 
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and salt.
  • Working one at a time, or in small batches, dip chicken pieces in melted butter to coat, then transfer to bread crumb mixture to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each piece. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked through and chicken is no longer pink in the middle, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 



You can substitute 1/2 cup buttermilk for the melted butter.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2.7mg