Plate of Parmesan chicken nuggets

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets are lightly breaded and bake in the oven for a healthy version that's quick and easy too! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 2 Pounds Chicken, boneless, skinless cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs, seasoned whole wheat
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel.
  • Combine melted butter and olive oil in a large bowl.
  • Add chicken pieces to bowl with butter/olive oil mixture. Turn chicken in bowl until all pieces are coated with the buttery mixture.
  • Add remaining ingredients to a separate large bowl with lid and stir to combine.
  • Lift chicken pieces coated in butter into bowl with breading, allowing excess butter drip off before adding each piece to the breading bowl. 
  • Seal breading bowl tightly and gently turn until chicken is coated with breading.  
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Press any breading left behind in the bowl over the top of the nuggets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 559mg | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg