My Mom's Chicken Nuggets
feeds 4 a meal sized portion or more for appetizer portions
4 chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. dried basil
1 stick butter, melted
Preheat your oven to 400. Mix together the breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, and herbs. Dip chicken into the butter and roll in the crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, rotating the chicken about halfway through.
If you want to jazz it up a little, sub in some freshly grated Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano (or any other hard Italian cheese) or replace some of the breadcrumbs with panko breadcrumbs that have been crushed up a little.
- Italian Seasoning also works very well in place of the two herbs and adds a little more variety. It's all about using what you have in your pantry.