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This recipe was featured in the September 2015 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. Serve alongside Haricots Frites with Sriracha Ketchup.


  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup fine dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley (a small handful), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds chicken tenders, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar


Serves: 4


Place the flour in a shallow dish; season with salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, whisk the eggs; season. In a third shallow dish, mix the panko, cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, granulated garlic and oregano.

In a large, shallow skillet, heat 1/8 to 1/4 inch oil over medium-high. Coat the chicken in the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere. When the oil begins to ripple and smoke, add half the chicken. Cook until deep golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels or a wire rack to drain; season. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

In a small bowl, mix the ketchup and balsamic vinegar.

Serve the nuggets with the balsamic ketchup.