Crunchy Baked Parmesan Chicken Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
These chicken pieces are coated in a panko breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mix and baked until crunchy. They are a tasty bite, especially when dipped into a side of marinara sauce.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces (see note)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (see note)
  • 1 cup finely ground Parmesan cheese (see note)
  • 1 extra large egg whisked
  • marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Add panko and cheese to a large bowl and then mix together until thoroughly combined. 

  2. Dip chicken pieces in egg and then roll in breadcrumb mixture until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all chicken is coated. 
  3. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until chicken coating is a dark golden brown and crunchy. Serve with marinara sauce.


  • I like chicken thighs for this recipe because they have a lot of flavor, but you can also use chicken breasts if that's what you have on hand.
  • I like to use Kikkoman brand panko breadcrumbs because they brown evenly. I shared a photo of the packaging in the blog post.
  • I used shredded Parmesan cheese and put it through a food processor until the crumbs were the same size as the panko breadcrumbs.
  • The nutrition estimate does not include the marinara dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Baked Parmesan Chicken Bites
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2g
Cholesterol 167.4mg 56%
Sodium 678.3mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 31%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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