Baked Panko Chicken Nuggets

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are a more adult version of chicken nuggets that are really easy to make, lower in fat than the traditional style nuggets, and classy enough to serve to company. Great with any dipping sauces.


  1. Cut chicken into bite size nugget pieces.
  2. Mix in bowl with oil, garlic, salt, pepper and chili power to taste. You can add variety here, but using whatever type of seasonings you want!
  3. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. DO NOT drain. Stir in panko bread crumbs into the chicken until well coated and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb the moisture and stick better.
  5. Bake in a glass dish for 15 minutes at 475 degrees.
  6. Serve with dipping sauces.
Most Helpful

Everyone liked it! Definitely a keeper. I made more, used 6 chicken breasts, so that I could freeze the rest. This added some extra time in the baking. It turned out really well.

karin h. October 28, 2015

thanks for posting this. i just made a double batch to freeze them. they are soooo tasty. and what a money saver! i have been buying frozen chicken nuggets from Trader Joe's for my kids weekly and , at $4 for 20 nuggets - it really adds up. i made about 75 nuggets for the same price tonight. :) so happy. the kids liked them just as well. and i liked them even better. i used grapeseed oil instead of olive. and didn't use fresh garlic because it may have been too spicy for the kids - so i used a little garlic powder instead. thanks for posting this.

adams.wifey May 02, 2015

These are perfect! Everyone loves them from the three year old twins to the husband. Temp and cooking time make for a juicy chicken nugget that I feel good about feeding my family.

daggle March 04, 2014