Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Serves 4


1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Nonstick cooking spray

Honey Mustard or Spicy Ketchup (recipes below), for serving
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread breadcrumbs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Once mostly cooled, transfer crumbs to a shallow dish. Stir in Parmesan, salt and oil; mix well.
Set a wire rack on the baking sheet; lightly coat rack with cooking spray.
Cut chicken into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes. In batches, coat chicken in flour, shaking off excess, dip in egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Place on rack.
Bake until chicken is cooked through, 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve nuggets with sauces, if desired.

Honey Mustard
Combine 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise and honey.


Spicy Ketchup
Combine 1/4 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons spicy chili sauce (such as Sriracha), and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.