Kid Friendly – Baked Chicken Nuggets

This recipe is kid friendly, mother approved.  Your kids will love that they get their favorite, chicken nuggets, and you know that your child is getting a healthier alternative to fried fast food. These nuggets make a great after-school snack or a good weeknight meal with mashed potatoes and a salad.


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Baked Chicken Nuggets


2 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/4 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

1 large egg

1/3 cup milk

Dipping sauce:  ranch, honey mustard or spicy ketchup – optional


Preheat oven to 375.

Cut chicken into pieces for nuggets; set aside.

Whip together egg and milk in a medium bowl; place chicken pieces in egg mixture to soak.

Meanwhile, stir together panko bread crumbs and seasonings.

Dredge chicken pieces into bread crumb mixture to coat; dip back into egg mixture and then into bread crumb mixture a second time.

Place breaded chicken pieces on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes.

Serve nuggets with your favorite condiments or dipping sauce.


For homemade dipping sauces, you might try one of these:

Honey Mustard – combine 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard with 2 tablespoons each of honey and mayo.

Spicy Ketchup – combine 1/4 cup ketchup with 3 tablespoons spicy chili sauce or hot sauce and 2 tablespoons mayo.


  • 2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Sour cream, for serving
Mix together the first six ingredients down to the pepper. Store in an airtight container.

When you are ready to make the dip stir 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture together with ½ cup sour cream.

Save the remaining dry spice mixture in spice cabinet or pantry for another day.

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