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Homemade Chicken Nuggets (dinosaur Shapes)

Prep Time:

45 Minutes

Cook Time:

35 Minutes


10 (depending on shape/thickness)



About the Recipe

I hope you and your little ones enjoy this homemade chicken nugget recipe!.


  • 1/2 pound ground chicken

  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)

  • 1 egg

  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder (season to taste)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, parmesan cheese, seasonings, and 1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix remaining breadcrumbs with melted butter, coating breadcrumbs evenly with butter.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Take small portions of ground chicken mixture and flatten to approximately 1/4-inch thickness (if using cookie cutters for shapes).

  5. Place flattened ground chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  6. Use a cookie cutter on the mixture but do not remove it. Repeat steps 4-6 until all mixture/cookie cutters have been used.

  7. Place a baking sheet lined with nuggets and cookie cutters in the freezer for 30 minutes or until slightly firm.

  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  9. Remove excess mixture from around cookie cutters. Save for later or discard.

  10. Remove cookie cutters from nuggets. They should now be firm enough to handle and hold shape.

  11. Coat each nugget in buttered breadcrumbs and place on a nonstick, oven-safe wire rack and rimmed baking sheet.

  12. Bake nuggets for 30-35 minutes or—depending on thickness—until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

  13. Let cool and serve with dipping sauce.

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