Healthy Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets
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  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1½ lbs chicken tenderloins
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the dry panko breadcrumbs and cook until the breadcrumbs are a light golden brown (about 1-2 minutes), stirring constantly. Pour the breadcrumbs into a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken tenderloins into bite-sized pieces. Place the chicken pieces into a medium-sized mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Toss the chicken with the olive oil to coat, then set aside.
  4. Add the dried Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese to the panko breadcrumbs. Stir until combined. Add the chicken pieces to the breadcrumbs in batches to coat, then place on a prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the chicken nuggets for about 8 minutes, then flip. Bake an additional 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
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