These homemade chicken nugget are a great appetizer, or serve as part of a weeknight dinner that both kids and adults will love. Oven baked and crispy, these breaded chicken bites are a healthier option and they are so easy to make from scratch.
1poundboneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add panko breadcrumbs to the parchment lined large baking sheet and spread out in an even layer. Bake for 2 -3 minutes, then stir breadcrumbs and then bake for 2-3 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. (Watch them closely so they don’t burn.) Immediately, remove breadcrumbs from the oven and add them to a small bowl. Whisk in spices: salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder. Set aside. Increase the oven to 425 F and add a oven safe wire mack.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Set aside.
Dip each chicken cube into the egg mixture, then toss it into the breadcrumb mixture to completely coat with breadcrumbs. Transfer to the wire rack, placing them about 1 inch apart.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.