Last week a friend asked  for my chicken nuggets recipe. I don’t really use a recipe, I make it up as I go. This is  my basic chicken nugget recipe. My recipe is based on Melissa d’Arabian’s 4-Step Chicken method.

chicken nuggets (3)
Panko breaded Rosemary-Parm chicken Nuggets


  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • About 1/2 cup of Italian dressing or other marinade for chicken
  • about  1 cup flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • other seasonings to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVOO)


  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.  Put in marinade for at least 30 min.
  2. Heat skillet on med.  While skillet is heating, put flour, salt, pepper, paprika and other seasonings in a bowl, paper bag or plastic bag.  Dredge or shake chicken pieces in flour.
  3. Pour enough EVOO  in skillet to lightly coat bottom of pan. Add chicken and saute until golden brown.
  4. While chicken is cooking make a dipping sauce if you like.

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