Freezer Chicken Nuggets Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on June 26, 2009 · 4 comments

in Frugal Cooking, Main Dish Recipes, Recipes

Freezer Chicken Nuggets Recipe


  • 3 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Thyme (dried or frozen & thawed)
  • 1 TBSP Basil (dried or frozen & thawed)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (melted)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice chicken into bite size pieces. In a bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme, and basil. Mix until blended. Place melted butter in a separate bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Tray freeze, then place in a freezer baggie for long term storage.

When ready, grab out as many as you’d like and bake in oven at 400 degrees until heated thoroughly. Serve with dip or use to in a recipe like Orange Chicken.

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1 Joanna June 27, 2009 at 8:02 AM

I make these chucken nuggets fairly often, but have never thought of freezing them! Thanks for the tips!

2 Michelle S January 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM

How long can you freeze the chicken nuggets for?

3 Kim G February 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

This is the same recipe that I have used for years that I found on All Recipes. I’ve never had to think about how long they stay good in the freezer as I make a new batch every 2 weeks or so. I have two children under 7 so the nuggets don’t stay around long. My husband won’t touch the store packaged things, but I have seen him grab a few of these and take off to work with them for lunch :) If you are trying to stay away from butter, you can also mist the chicken pieces with olive oil and then coat with the breading.

4 Beth February 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I mix these up a lot with different ingredients, but our favorite are the Cereal Baked Chicken Nuggets. We haven’t made these in a while, since my kids tend to prefer those.

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