Ritz Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

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Football play-off season is here and these Parmesan Chicken Nuggets are perfect for the occasion. These chicken nuggets are simple to put together, and cook quickly. Just be sure to allow enough time for the marinade.

So if you want to wow your guests at your next super bowl party give this Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets recipe a try; they’re delicious.

Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
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Recipe type: side
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: Side
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenders (cut into 1 ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs (I used a food processor to crush the crackers – if you don’t have one place them in a food grade plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. They don’t have to be real fine)
  • ⅓ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Oil for deep frying.
  1. In a large bowl mix together the butter milk, garlic, paprika, and salt; toss the chicken in the butter milk mixture, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. In a shallow dish like a pie plate whisk together the Ritz cracker crumbs, parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.
  3. Preheat deep fryer to 350F.
  4. Roll the chicken pieces one piece at a time in the crumb mixture and deep fry in batches until golden brown and crispy. Place on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  5. Serve as a stand-alone snack or with your favorite dipping sauce.
  6. Enjoy

Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Popcorn chicken, chicken nuggets, or chicken tenders; whatever you want to call it, this recipe is delicious. The combination of the buttermilk and added spices is perfect. The end result is juicy and tender boneless chicken. I followed the recipe as written. There is a little bit of time involved for marinating the chicken in the buttermilk mixture. Outside of that, because of the size of the chicken pieces, this recipe cooks rather quickly. Serve with your choice of sauces and your family and guests will love it. Set these Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets on a table in front of football fans, and I guarantee, there will be no leftovers.

This one goes on my favorite list. Enjoy


3 boneless- skinless chicken breasts

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp sea salt (divided)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp onion powder

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Oil for deep-frying


1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.

chicken pieces buttermilk and chicken

2. In a large bowl combine the buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt; then add the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate 1 hour or longer. (I was pressed for time and one hour worked out fine)

3. Meanwhile in a plastic food bag combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, baking powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, turmeric, onion powder, and add black pepper to taste.

chicken pieces flour and spices

4. Preheat deep fryer to 350F.

5. Using a slotted spoon to drain off the buttermilk remove the chicken several pieces at a time; about enough that your deep fryer can hold without crowding. Shake chicken in the bag of flour mixture to coat, shaking off any excess flour.

deep frying deep fried chicken

6. Deep fry chicken until juices run clear, or an internal temperature of 165F is reached.

Serve with your choice of sauces

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets