Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I’ve said this many times but I’ll say it again….I don’t really like chicken yet I tend to make a lot of chicken recipes for my husband who loves it.  This recipe is absolutely delicious!  I would make it even if my husband didn’t like chicken! It’s basically a healthier take on the classic chicken nugget.


  •  1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Panko or regular breadcrumbs (I used my homemade breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves ( I didn’t have fresh so I just sprinkled on some dried parsley)


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.


  • In a large bowl, combine Panko, Parmesan, garlic powder and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Add chicken to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.


  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

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