Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot-Mustard Sauce Recipe

Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot-Mustard Sauce Recipe

How To Make Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot-Mustard

Crispy chicken bites are coated with panko, parmesan, and herbs then served with a sweet-tangy mustard sauce to make a tasty snack.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2largeeggs
  • cupspanko breadcrumbs
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • pinchcayenne pepper
  • 4largechicken breast halves,boneless, skinless
  • 1cupapricot jam,or preserves
  • ¼cupdijon mustard
  • 1tspfresh thyme leaves,chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit with a wire rack. Spray with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Place flour in a large bowl and season very generously with salt and pepper. Whisk eggs in another large bowl with 2 tablespoons water until well combined.

  3. Place the breadcrumbs in a third large bowl, and drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Stir in cheese and cayenne and mix well.

  4. Place chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and toss to coat. Working in 3 batches, shake off any excess flour from chicken pieces and transfer to egg mixture; stir to combine.

  5. Transfer coated chicken pieces with a slotted spoon to the breadcrumb mixture and toss until completely coated. Place the breaded chicken pieces on a rack-lined baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.

  6. Repeat process until all the chicken is breaded. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown and chicken is cooked through.

  7. In a small bowl, stir the apricot jam, mustard, and thyme together until combined. Allow chicken to cool 10 minutes before serving with apricot mustard mixture.


  • Calories: 242.62kcal
  • Fat: 9.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.44g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 11.96g
  • Protein: 12.49g
  • Cholesterol: 58.41mg
  • Sodium: 230.87mg
  • Calcium: 107.34mg
  • Potassium: 135.27mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.47mg
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