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Baked Chicken Nuggets- Only 4 Ingredients!

This baked chicken nugget recipe is only 4 ingredients! Easy to make and tastes incredible! Did I mention they are picky eater approved?

Baked Chicken Nugget Recipe

Finding quick and easy dinner recipes can be a struggle. Especially when you are dealing with a picky eater. Since making this recipe, we have since conquered to picky eater syndrome with our kiddo, but we still make homemade chicken nuggets on a regular basis!

They are SO GOOD. Bonus is that they only call for four ingredients; chicken, buttermilk, croutons, and Parmesan cheese! Did I mention the prep time is only ten minutes?! That makes these a killer weeknight dinner. Ten minutes of prep and into the oven. Every busy parents dream dinner. 

Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

I mentioned that the ingredient list with this recipe is minimal. This means it is super important you purchase quality ingredients. Opt for the cheesy garlic croutons and always use fresh grated Parmesan if you can. 

Baked Chicken Nugget Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast
  • Cheese Garlic Croutons, crushed
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Buttermilk

How to make chicken nuggets crispy in the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and lightly mist with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the buttermilk into a shallow dish. Mix the croutons and Parmesan cheese into a separate shallow dish. 
  3. Dip the chicken pieces into the buttermilk followed by the crouton mixture. Make sure they are well coated.
  4. Place in a single layer on your baking tray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip halfway through for an evenly crisp nugget.

Tips for this recipe:

  1. Let the oven preheat fully before baking.
  2. Use an oven safe baking sheet to help get even crispier chicken.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper for added flavor, if desired.
Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Baked Chicken Nuggets- Only 4 Ingredients!

Baked Chicken Nuggets- Only 4 Ingredients!

Yield: 24 nuggets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This baked chicken nugget recipe is only 4 ingredients! Easy to make and tastes incredible! Did I mention they are picky eater approved?

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1-1/4 cup cheese garlic croutons, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and lightly mist with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Place the buttermilk into a shallow dish. Mix the croutons and Parmesan cheese into a separate shallow dish. 

3. Dip the chicken pieces into the buttermilk followed by the crouton mixture. Make sure they are well coated.

4. Place in a single layer on your baking tray.

5. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip halfway through for an evenly crisp nugget.

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Karina

Friday 22nd of February 2013

Oh My Jesseca, this recipe looks so good :)! I cant wait to try it! Yumm! BTW: Your blog is looking awesome I love the new design!

Jesseca

Saturday 23rd of February 2013

Thanks Karina! I feel like I haven't seen you in ages!

Melanie

Friday 22nd of February 2013

I just licked my computer screen. Those look so good!

Jesseca

Friday 22nd of February 2013

Thanks Melanie! Sooooooo sad your 12 dates of christmas are over, but looking forward to some New York posts from you!!

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