Panko Chicken Nuggets [The Best Tasting Chicken Nuggets]

Author: Chester P. Rector
January 4, 2024

Who doesn’t love a good plate of chicken nuggets? Even better when they’re homemade and coated in crispy, golden panko breadcrumbs. Yes, you heard it right – we’re talking about Panko Chicken Nuggets!

In this recipe guide, we’re going to show you how to make these delicious, crispy treats from scratch. With our easy-to-follow steps and some simple ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these crowd-pleasers in no time. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.

Panko Chicken Nuggets [The Best Tasting Chicken Nuggets]
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Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time20 minutes
Cooking DifficultyEasy (for instance)
Serving4 persons
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Nutrition Information: per serving

Calories408 calories
Cholesterol108 milligrams
Carbohydrates18 grams
Saturated Fat2.5 grams
Sodium329 milligrams
Protein28 grams
Total Fat24 grams
Dietary Fiber1 gram
Sugar1 gram

Ingredients: 4 servings

  • One egg
  • One pound chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • One teaspoon seasoning
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
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Step by step process:

  1. Make a mixture of egg and buttermilk in a bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces.
  3. Make a mixture of panko, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. You may add Italian seasoning.
  4. Place the chicken nuggets into the egg mixture.
  5. Coat the nuggets with a panko mixture.
  6. Put them in an iron skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn them and fry again for extra 5 minutes.
  8. When you get golden brown texture, keep them aside.
  9. You can fry more for extra crispiness.
  10. Serve them warm with BBQ sauce.

Expert Tips

Always place the chicken nuggets in small batches. If you overlap them, air will not pass through the nuggets. So, you will get steamed rather than crispy nuggets.

Dos and Don’ts:

  1. To get the crunchy flavor, spread some cooking oil on the chicken nuggets. You may also add pepper for an extra spicy flavor.
  2. The selection of pan plays a vital role in crispy, yummy nuggets. The aluminum pan provides the best golden-brown texture. It is easy to clean also.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I store leftover Panko Chicken Nuggets?

Leftover Panko Chicken Nuggets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Can I use regular breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs?

Yes, you can use regular breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs. However, panko breadcrumbs provide a lighter, crispier coating that regular breadcrumbs may not achieve.

Can I make Panko Chicken Nuggets gluten-free?

Yes, you can make Panko Chicken Nuggets gluten-free by using gluten-free flour and gluten-free panko breadcrumbs. Ensure all other ingredients and seasonings used are also gluten-free.

How can I make my Panko Chicken Nuggets more flavorful?

You can make your Panko Chicken Nuggets more flavorful by seasoning the chicken pieces with additional spices like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or even some grated Parmesan cheese. You can also marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk or a mixture of yogurt and spices for a few hours before coating and baking.


If you are those people who worry more than eating, the Panko chicken nuggets are perfect for you. The tenderness inside nuggets comes from the buttermilk, and the crispiness outside is for the panko. So, you can get the taste of these chicken nuggets. They are perfect in both nutrition and flavor. Thus, go through the recipes article and make the tasty chicken nuggets at home! The perfect combination of nutrition and taste.

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