Chicken Nuggets crept into my family’s diet about the time Little Buddy was a little over two years old. We were at a friend’s birthday party and they were serving Chic-fil-a chicken nuggets to all of the children that were there. This was the first time my son had tasted them and with one little bite, he was completely hooked.
Since then, I’ve tried so many ways to prepare chicken nuggets that are simple, quick, and really flavorful. This recipe is one of my absolutely favorites. Start to finish, these chicken nuggets are ready in 30 minutes. They deliver on the flavor and the recipe could not be simpler to make.
Oh yeah, and my family loves them. I think that’s probably the number one reason this recipe is such a keeper!
Here’s how I make them.
Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix together your flour, thyme, paprika, and salt.
Give it all a quick stir to mix it up really well.
Take a package of chicken tenderloins and cut them into about 1″ – 2″ pieces.
Then, just drop them into your herbed flour.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour your melted butter into your baking dish.
Add you chicken nuggets to the baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and watch them disappear!
These chicken nuggets also make a great make-ahead recipe. You can easily make these and then refrigerate to be reheated later.