Crispy Baked Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe Is Exceptional by 30Seconds Food

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Crispy Baked Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe Is Exceptional

Chicken nuggets are always a family pleaser. This easy chicken nuggets recipe is seasoned with garlic, Parmesan and Italian spices then baked to crispy, golden perfection. Kids and adults will love them!

The boneless chicken is first dipped into a garlic butter, then into a breadcrumb coating made with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and Italian seasoning. The chicken is baked in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. You can use boneless chicken breast or thighs for this homemade nuggets recipe. Chicken thighs do tend to stay moister than breasts, so keep that in mind. 

Serve this budget-friendly recipe with your favorite dipping sauces, like ranch, fry sauce, Cajun dipping sauce or copycat Chick-fil-a sauce. These could be made ahead and reheated or even frozen. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into nuggets and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the melted butter and garlic in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip them into the melted butter and then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Put the chicken onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with any of the remaining garlic butter. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until chicken is crispy and cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature).

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, everyone in the family will love these. Great idea for parties or anytime!
This was delicious! I tried it the way it was written and also keto (using crushed pork rinds instead of bread crumbs) both were good.
My partner practically inhaled them. He said he wants it every night 🙂
Elisa Schmitz
So glad you and your partner enjoyed this amazing recipe, Tobius ! Great idea to use crushed pork rinds. I'll bet that added a great flavor and texture. Thank you for sharing, and for being part of our community!
I have a question about the first step of this process I'm new to certain ways of cooking but on the part where I mix the melted butter and garlic inna a bowl how would you recommend me doin that? Do I just melt the butter nad put the garlic in or do I melt the butter with the garlic in it? And how would I go about melting it stove top or microwave it?
Donna John
I put mine in a small bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave until melted. That's the easiest way to do it.

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