Sometimes the kids can’t stop munching on junk food which bugs me whole lot because I can’t seem to get them to snack on something healthier. Admittedly, I knew they weren’t the biggest fans of vegetables. As parents I might have had a hand on that too. This time, I am beginning to change things at home starting with our food.

I vowed that I would make them eat healthier. So I thought about incorporating meats into their snacks. Probably some meat recipes I have on my arsenal might work out as filling snacks. This chicken recipe is special because it would do just that. I find that it’s very good as a snack in between meals (believe me they’re perfect for it) as well as lunch. When I first made this, the kids when bonkers for it; which prompted me to be creative about my presentations so they don’t lose interest. They’re the same chicken nuggets we love but with a twist here and there.

I am sharing this recipe to you in the hopes that it would help other mothers do the same thing. It’s an easy dish which could keep your kids interested to eat their lunch/snacks from now on.


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Prepare the oven and preheat to 400°F or about 200°C.
  2. Slice chicken breasts into 1 and 1/2-inch bite-sized portions. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, basil and thyme. Mix these well.
  3. Melt some butter in small skillet and set it aside on a small sauce dish for dipping.
  4. Next, take each chicken piece and dip into the melted butter first and then coat it generously with the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the well coated pieces into a greased cooking sheet in a single layer. Bake the pieces on the oven for 20 minutes. Serve after it has cooled down.