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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

RecipeBoy.com (via the Weelicious Lunches cookbook)
Sooooo much more delicious and better for you than any of those frozen nuggets!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 20 nuggets


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet lined with foil. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
  • Place the chicken, mashed potatoes, parsley, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined.
  • In a shallow bowl or plate, combine the panko and Parmesan.
  • With moistened hands (or spray hands with nonstick spray), roll 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture between your palms and flatten into a "nugget" shape. Gently press the nugget into the panko mixture to coat. Set the nugget on the prepared rack/pan. Repeat with the remaining chicken mixture. Lightly spray the nuggets with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy outside and cooked throughout. Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing (or the Veg-Wee Dip shared in the Weelicious Lunches cookbook).
Keyword chicken, chicken nuggets