Chicken Nuggs

I’ve been putting off buying more frozen nuggets for my kids. When they are in the house, all three boys (husband included) seem to want nothing but frozen and breaded chicken. After a third day of begging from Dallas, I finally cracked and made some from scratch, with his help!

I adapted the Weelicious recipe to what I had in the house. Dallas had a blast dipping his hands full of raw chicken into the egg and then panko mixture. Yeah, I expose my kid to Salmonella. I also gave him some grape soda today. CPS may be knocking at my door any day. I probably won’t hear them though. If someone’s not yelling at home, well…then we aren’t home.

Two recipes in one day, I am on fire! (On fire for a mom also means that laundry and possibly showering may have gone neglected.)

Chicken Nuggs
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Food It Forward
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs – cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. Italian Herbs (or a mix of rosemary, oregano and thyme)
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive or Canola Oil Spray
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine dry ingredients
  3. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl
  4. Spray a large roasting pan with oil
  5. Dip chicken chunks in egg and then in crumb mixture
  6. Lay chicken in pan, with small space between
  7. Spray entire pan with oil spray once it is full with chicken
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until nuggets reach 165 degrees


  1. Bust out the ketchup!

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