Panko Crusted Chicken

In an experiment to try the lighter side of chicken nuggets we used Progresso’s panko, a flaky bread crumb which adds a light crispiness to your food. The end result, crispy chicken nuggets without all of the added weight of traditional bread crumbs.

panko chicken nuggets

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup of Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs
  • salt and pepper

chicken nugget ingredients

Let’s Get Cooking:

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

Step 2 – In 3 bowls, add your flour, milk and panko crumbs in individual bowls in that order.

chicken nugget breading

Step 3 – Cut the chicken strips into 1 inch chunks and season with salt and pepper

seasoned chicken chunks

Step 4 – Dust each chicken chunk with flour, dusting off excess flour then quickly dip it in the milk and roll it in the panko crumbs

Step 5 – Place chicken chunks in a single layer on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes.

panko breaded chicken nuggets


  1. Maria says

    We use Panko breadcrums for chicken fairly often in our house. It’s so yum! We usually add some shredded parmesan and a (teeny) dash of cayenne pepper, too.

  2. says

    Panko is my favorite. It makes everything taste awesome. I love it on chicken amd porkchops. YUMMY! I have never used it to bake with, I always use it when I am frying but baking is so much healthier. As soon as my oven gets fixed I will have to use it for baking. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Cindy H. says

    Yummo! These look soo good! I am going to pick up some Panko today at the store and try this recipe, with added hot spices!