Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe | PBS Food

Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets

These homemade crispy baked chicken nuggets are made with a blend of spices, panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese as its coating and baked to perfection.



  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts (or tenders), cut into small bite sized pieces (1/2-inch by 1-inch)
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Cooking spray (Misto cans work best)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.
  2. Add the chicken with the oil followed by the salt, Italian herbs, garlic salt, oregano, and black pepper.  Massage the chicken with the spices thoroughly.
  3. Add the chicken, panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese to a zip top bag.  Seal the bag and squeeze the bread crumbs onto the chicken multiple times (as shown in the photo).
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Lay the breaded chicken nuggets on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. Spray the top side of the chicken with cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve immediately.
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