Does anyone else have kids who love chicken nuggets? Yes? What a shock. Anyone else secretly love their kid's nuggets? Me too! Especially when they look as yummy as these do:
Mmmm...golden brown and dipped in ketchup. And Gluten-free! You heard me right, gluten-free crispy breaded chicken nuggets! Want to know how I did it? Click below on read more to see how!
I used rice Chex! That's right, these crispy, golden, luscious nuggets are 100% gluten-free and easy to make at home yourself. They're also completely husband and kid approved!
Homemade Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets
Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 cups of rice or corn Chex
2-3 chicken breasts
extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet fairly liberally with your extra virgin olive oil.
Pour about 1 1/2 cups of rice Chex into a gallon ziploc bag. I crushed it by hitting it a lot with my fists, lol. The kids loved this! The toddlers especially loved pounding away until everything was crushed.
Cut up your chicken breasts into flatish 2 inch chunks:
Take your eggs and whisk them, then put your chicken pieces four or five at a time into the eggs mix. Let them soak a few minutes to get covered, then toss them in your crushed Chex:
At this point, you'll have some "breaded" chicken. You should let them sit for a while, until the Chex breading is kind of soggy and saturated with egg. It will help the breading stick to the chicken instead of to the pan.
Serve them just like you would any chicken nuggets, with ketchup or honey mustard for dipping!
Honey Mustard Dip:
Step 1: Combine equal parts honey and mustard. We used a slightly spicy mustard for more kick.
Step 2: Mix, and you're done!
If you have leftover chicken nuggets, you can freeze them for up to a month, and just thaw and bake for a bit to crisp them up again. This is great for future lunches and quick dinners in a gluten-free house. Let us know how you like this recipe if you try it out for yourself, and as always, you can check out more of our gluten-free recipes here!