Baked Chicken Nuggets

Kids just love this food! But, wait, adults do too! We adults might even love chicken nuggets even more than kids. These chicken nuggets are baked as opposed to fried. So, if you are trying to eat a bit healthier, then this recipe is certainly for you. 

I truly love chicken nuggets. I remember when my parents would order fast food for me when I was a child, I would get a four-piece nugget. That filled up my stomach then. However, now, that’s only a sample for me. I need at least an eight-piece. Of course, my stomach was smaller back then. 

Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Recipe by Madison Course: Appetizers, Main, Snacks, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 1/4 cup 1 1/4 bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 black pepper

  • 4 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½ inch sized pieces

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 melted unsalted butter

  • Cooking spray 


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C
  • In a large bowl, mix together bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder and pepper. 
  • Dip chicken pieces in melted butter and dip into bread crumb mixture. 
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place nuggets on sheet. Spray top of nuggets with cooking spray. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy! 

These Baked Chicken Nuggets hit every one of your taste buds just right! You’ll be wanting more and more. Fortunately, this recipe makes enough to make twenty to twenty-five chicken nuggets. So, for a family it’s great. Or, for a REALLY hungry person, it’s going to be satisfying. Alright, let’s get to making these Baked Chicken Nuggets!


To make this recipe, the ingredients that you will need are 1 ¼ cup of bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of black pepper, 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts that are cut into 1 ½ inch sized pieces, ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter and a bit of cooking spray.

The Process

To get started on the preparation and cooking process, first, preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Next, in a large bowl, mix your bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Then, dip the chicken pieces in the melted butter. Then dip them into the bread crumb mixture. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the nuggets on the sheet. Spray top of nuggets with cooking spray. Bake them for 20 minutes. Finally, serve your Baked Chicken Nuggets and enjoy them with your favorite sauces!

As you can probably tell, this recipe is rather simple to make. These Baked Chicken Nuggets can also be cooked and frozen to reheat at a later date. Simply, place them in a freezer bag and freeze! Hopefully, you enjoy making this recipe. However, I do hope that you enjoy eating it all the more! Happy Cooking!!

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