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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe
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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

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"My 2-year-old was diagnosed with Celiac. After experimenting with several failed chicken nugget recipes, I finally came up with one the whole family loves. This is a mild-tasting chicken nugget, designed for a 2-year-old. Some additional seasoning added to the Chex® should give it a more 'grown up' flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Blend cereal in a blender or food processor until it has the consistency of bread crumbs; pour into a bowl.
  2. Beat eggs in a separate bowl until smooth. Pour rice flour into a third bowl.
  3. Dredge chicken pieces in the rice flour, dip in beaten egg, and then press into the cereal to coat. Keep breaded chicken on a large plate until all are finished, but do not stack.
  4. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to just cover the bottom and heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook chicken nuggets in hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Feb 16, 2014

Good recipe foundation here.. I used Rice Chex because that is what I had on hand and I made it the consistency of panko crumbs. I seasoned the chicken pieces with salt and pepper before coating. I also seasoned the crumbs with a few spices. The recipe might turn out a little bland if there was no seasoning. The pieces came out super crispy and it was delightful. The kids really liked it too!

Oct 29, 2014

kids liked it and it was easy, what more could i ask for?


8 Ratings

Jul 29, 2015

By far the best chicken nuggets we've had. Definitely a family favorite. Loved the crunch!

Jul 20, 2015

We used gluten free bread crumbs instead of cereal, and everyone in the family was in LOVE with this fun "kid friendly" meal. My husband added a little Cajun seasoning to the flour mix for one breast's worth of nuggets. The extra pop of flavor made this an "adult friendly" treat, too!

May 27, 2015

I use the gluten free brown rice flour to coat the chicken and fry in either grape seed oil or olive oil. Delicious!

Jan 26, 2015

The first time we made this we had some gluten-free bread crumbs we wanted to use; everyone loved it. I also used a basic gluten-free flour blend instead of plain rice flour. This time we followed the recipe using Corn Chex and they liked it even more (if that is somehow possible). I left the Chex in the bag and crushed it with a rolling pin instead of the processor. Such a nice tasty nugget and the gluten version is not missed!

Feb 18, 2015

my 6 yr old was just diagnosed with Celiac and this is our new favorite recipe! hope to find a lot more like this


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  • Calories
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 179 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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