Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

My 13 year old daughter just said to me, “Mum, these are SO good.”

I’ll take that! These are such a great first step for a really fussy eater and they’re one of the first steps I took to covert my ultra picky eating eldest son to a whole food diet (we’re talking 5-foods-only-level of picky eating). Get rid of the crappy, expensive frozen nugs for these instead – once you’ve nailed these and the kids are loving them then you can move on to the next introduction. I guess these nuggets are like a gateway whole food!chicken nuggs.jpgThis recipe is great as a party food also, and if you make a few extra for dinner you’ll have a quick and easy lunch box filler the next day too!

This recipe is egg free, nut free, gluten free and can also be made dairy free if required.


600 grams chicken breast
1/2 cup gluten free flour* (does not matter if self raising or plain)
3/4 cup milk of choice
3/4 cup rice crumbs*
1 tsp dried mixed herbs (optional, omit for super fussy eater)
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil for fryingflour.jpg


Cut the chicken breast into nugget sized pieces – approximately 3cm x 3 cm.

Get three breakfast sized bowls. In one bowl put the gluten free flour. In the next bowl put the milk. In the third bowl place the rice crumbs, dried herbs (if using) and sea salt and mix till combined.

Take a piece of chicken and dip it first in the gluten free flour. Shake lightly so excess flour falls off.

Now dip this in the milk.

Next dip it in the rice crumb mixture and press well and place on a plate waiting to be fried with the other chicken.

Repeat until all the pieces are coated.

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and place in a third of the coconut oil. Once almost at smoking point put in a third of the chicken pieces and fry on one side for around 5 minutes, then turn and fry for a few more minutes till the chicken is golden and cooked through.

Repeat in two more batches until all cooked!

Serve with a real tomato ketchup or a yummy BBQ sauce (I might have a recipe for that coming soon!), serve with some yummy salads, on a party platter or in a lunchbox ♥

*PLEASE check the ingredients in any gluten free flour or rice crumbs you buy. The only brand I recommend is Orgran I’ve used these guys for over 10 years! Their rice crumbs are simply 100% brown rice. Another brand I looked at recently had sooooo many rank ingredients. Remember just because it is gluten free it doesn’t necessarily mean it is healthy.

I hope you kick a winner with these with your kids! Love & glow for life,

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