Westby Recipes

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
Apr 03, 2023

Eating well doesn’t have to be boring. Recreate a childhood favorite at home with these air-fried chicken nuggets that have roughly 108 grams of protein in total. (Yes, you read that right – 108 grams!) This batter contains Westby Creamery grated parmesan cheese to give it that extra crisp and flavor other nuggets are missing. Add in a serving of your favorite vegetable(s) and you have yourself a delicious and nutritious meal.


  • 4 tbsp Westby Creamery grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb lean ground chicken (8% fat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 tbsp of pickle juice


  1. With your hands, combine Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp of grated parmesan with the ground chicken.
  2. Form chicken mixture into the shape of chicken nuggets. (Depending how thick you want them, you should get about 15-20 nuggets with 1 lb of chicken.)
  3. Place the nuggets in the freezer for 30 minutes. In the meantime, beat together two eggs and pickle juice. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and 2 tbsp of grated parmesan.
  4. Once nuggets are solidified, take each one and dunk in the egg mixture then the dry mixture. Repeat until all are coated.
  5. Spray nuggets with cooking spray and air fry at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes and flip the nuggets halfway through. (If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the nuggets at 400 for 20 minutes and broil for 2 minutes.)

Want even more protein? You can make your own high-protein ranch by blending Westby Creamery cottage cheese and stirring in a couple tablespoons of ranch seasoning.

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