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Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Updated on March 27, 2014
Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Source

Healthy, Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Ah, chicken nuggets, a staple in freezers and fast food restaurants, filled with unnecessary fats and preservatives. Children and adults alike love to dip chicken nuggets in their favorite sauce and savor the delicious crispy crunch and juicy, flavorful chicken inside. Gluten-free, homemade chicken nuggets do not take a long time to prepare and cook as one may think. This recipe only takes about 30 to 45 minutes to prepare, cook, and devour, so no one will get antsy waiting for their beloved lunch and/or dinner. Once a person makes this recipe once, they will never buy frozen nuggets again. These chicken nuggets are crispy, crunchy, filled with flavorful and juicy fresh chicken on the inside that will make anyones mouth water, and the best thing is, everything is natural and healthy for everyday, human consumption (unlike fast food chicken nuggets that are filled with mysterious brown meat, forged and shaped by machinery).

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Makes 5 servings


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Oats
  • Organic Coconut Oil, (to coat pan)
  • Sea Salt, (to taste)
  • Black Pepper, (to taste)


  1. Trim the extra fat off of the chicken breasts, and cut into small, bite sized pieces.
  2. Crack and whisk a whole egg in one bowl.
  3. Use a food processor to grind the old fashioned oats, and pour into a separate bowl, add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Use organic coconut oil to coat the bottom of a large frying pan.
  5. Take a nugget at a time, coat in egg, then coat in oats, and place in frying pan. Repeat until all nuggets are coated and placed in the frying pan.
  6. Cook on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken and egg are fully cooked.
  7. Cook on a higher heat for about 5-10 minutes on each side to make the nuggets crispy.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Choose a healthy dipping sauce (gluten free, natural BBQ sauce is the best).
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 nuggets (94g)
Calories 186
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 92 mg31%
Sodium 92 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.
Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. | Source
One serving.
One serving. | Source
Transitioning into a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating has allowed me to lose weight, and look and feel better. I have never been happier.
Transitioning into a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating has allowed me to lose weight, and look and feel better. I have never been happier. | Source

Healthy Living

Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but when provided with recipes that are easy to prepare and cook, it makes it much easier to convert to.

Personally, I have never regretted converting my eating habits to all homemade meals for myself and my family, and I have not had a craving for frozen or fast food in over a year (and have been eating homemade, healthy meals for over two years). I have lost 30 pounds and maintained my loss for a year and a half, and I strive to provide others with all of the recipes that I have created and enjoyed while being a homemaker and stay-at-home mom.

If you like this recipe, check out my profile for more!

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    • mylindaelliott profile image

      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Yum, great recipe. I will pass it on to friends doing gluten free.

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      Jami Johnson 3 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Yes, it has been quite some time... I needed a little break from Hubpages while I was working on other writing endeavors, but while I was cooking I thought everyone here would enjoy this recipe, so I shared :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's been awhile, hasn't it? Good to see your name pop back up. I love yes, I will try this recipe.