Parmesan Chicken Bites






The best chicken nuggets you will ever have – crisp-tender and completely homemade with Parmesan goodness!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Panko*
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a large bowl, combine Panko, Parmesan, garlic powder and smoked paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
  5. Add chicken to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

Notes:

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.