Parmesan Chicken Bites

Bite-sized boneless chicken bites, cooked to a crisp and topped with Parmesan and melted cheese
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Liz Mays


  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk whole or 2%
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 quart of Canola oil for frying chicken
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Toothpicks as needed


  • Cut chicken tenders into 1 inch pieces.
  • Mix egg and milk in a bowl.
  • Put breadcrumbs in separate bowl.
  • Dip chicken pieces in egg mix, then into bread crumbs.
  • Drop into deep fryer or a pan with hot oil on stove top.(If using stove, use a high-walled pot and make sure oil is at least three inches deep.
  • Place half of the chicken tenders into oil one at a time. Cook until golden brown and cooked through center. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towel covered plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Arrange chicken on a microwave-safe dish. Preheat marinara sauce, then place a spoonful on each nugget. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of sauce. Microwave on high until cheese melts (about 20-30 seconds).
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Insert a toothpick into each bite. Arrange on a serving platter and enjoy!