Deliciously Crispy Chicken Nuggets

This is easy and a quick kids meal. I am sure most kids just love chicken nuggets and plenty of adults as well. This recipe is just what you need when time is limited and you want ti make something delicious and fast!

The secret to this recipe’s success is combining a number of key ingredients to create the perfect balance of flavor and texture. The marinade combines herbs and seasonings, including garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, and paprika, that work together to create a powerful, yet delicate flavor profile. The marinade also serves to tenderize the chicken. The panko breadcrumbs add an extra crunch and texture, as well as a bit of extra flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe? A: Absolutely. You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs, pork, or turkey instead of the chicken breast. Be sure to adjust the marinating and cooking times as needed.

Q: Is it important to marinate the chicken? A: Marinating the chicken is essential as it helps to add flavor and tenderness to the meat. It is also important to let the chicken marinate for at least one hour to ensure that all the flavors have a chance to combine.

Q: Can I use something besides panko bread crumbs? A: Yes, you can also use regular bread crumbs or crushed up crackers.

Q: How do I know when the chicken is done cooking? A: The chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. You can use a digital meat thermometer to check for accuracy.

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Recipe by Addrecipes
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This delectable recipe for Crispy Chicken Nuggets is sure to delight the whole family! Bite-size pieces of chicken are marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs, spices, and seasonings, then coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs for a satisfying and delicious meal! Not only are these nuggets tasty, they are also quick and easy to make, making them perfect for busy weeknights.


  • 1 egg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®), crushed

  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 20 pieces

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Beat egg, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour crushed cereal into a separate bowl. Coat chicken pieces in egg mixture. Press chicken pieces into cereal until coated.
  • Heat oil and butter together in skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken until coating is golden brown and meat is no longer pink in the center, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Whisk preserves and water together in a saucepan over medium-low until heated through and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve apricot sauce with chicken nuggets.

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