Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chicken Nuggets

Every kid loves chicken nuggets, but not every parent loves buying them from the store when they're really just chicken with crumbs on them.  These are cheaper than the store kind, and tastier too.


  • 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.


  1. these look like real winners. we love chix nuggets at our house so i'll have to try it. it doesn't look like it takes long either. hey, ps do you have a really yummy rice recipe? i am supposed to bring something good to a luau tomorrow. call me or let me know if you do! thanks so much.

  2. That is really a good idea. Do you buy seasoned bread crumbs?

  3. That looks good enough to eat...tonight!

  4. Hey krista, this is one of my favorite rice dishes, and it doesn't take too long to make either.
    And no, danielle, i don't buy seasoned bread crumbs. I usually just make a couple slices of toast, and throw them in my food processor with some spices--it works pretty well

  5. Look out McDonalds. Their chicken nuggets are now in jeopardy! Looks yumm!

  6. Yum! That looks really good! I'll have to try it out sometime soon.