Cheese Chicken Nuggets

Elevate your chicken nugget experience with these delectable Cheese Chicken Nuggets! Combining the savory goodness of shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheeses with tender chicken, these nuggets are a delightful twist on the classic favorite. Perfect for a family-friendly dinner or a fun party snack, these cheese-infused chicken nuggets are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (plain or seasoned)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil for frying

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven or Heat Oil: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) if baking, or heat cooking oil in a skillet for frying.
  2. Prepare Breading Station: Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Place flour in the first bowl, and in the second bowl, combine breadcrumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Place beaten eggs in the third bowl.
  3. Coat the Chicken: a. Dredge each chicken piece in the flour, shaking off excess. b. Dip it into the beaten eggs, ensuring an even coating. c. Roll it in the breadcrumb and cheese mixture, pressing the coating onto the chicken to adhere.
  4. Arrange the Nuggets: Place the coated chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if baking, or set them aside if frying.
  5. Bake or Fry:
    • Baking Option: Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown.
    • Frying Option: Fry the coated chicken pieces in hot oil until golden brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel.
  6. Serve: Serve the cheese chicken nuggets hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as honey mustard or barbecue sauce.


  • Experiment with different cheese blends or add herbs for additional flavor.
  • For a healthier option, bake the nuggets instead of frying.
  • Make a large batch and freeze unbaked nuggets for a quick snack or meal option.

In conclusion, these Cheese Chicken Nuggets offer a delightful twist on the classic favorite, combining the irresistible flavors of cheddar and Parmesan with tender chicken. Whether baked or fried, these nuggets are a versatile and crowd-pleasing dish. So, gather your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy the cheesy goodness of these homemade chicken nuggets at your next gathering or family dinner!

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