baked parmesan chicken nuggets


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
coarse sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread panko out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a small mixing bowl, then add Parmesan, and thyme. Toss until combined. Rinse off the baking sheet, then cover with parchment paper.

Place flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes. Increase temperature to 450 degrees.

Generously season the chicken with a few pinches of salt and pepper. One at a time, add a piece of chicken to the flour, and toss until coated, shaking off excess. Then dip it in egg until coated. Then transfer to the panko mixture, and toss until it is completely coated. Transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.


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