Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

We’ve been gluten free for about 6 years now.  Luckily the kids don’t remember too much about Happy Meals and all those trips through the McDonald’s drive thru.  But sometimes it’s nice to give them (or myself) a treat to some fast food chicken nuggets.  These babies are really good!  Similar to your typical nuggets only better.  Isn’t homemade always better?!  Toss a bag of fries in the oven and you can fool the kids into thinking they got a “cheat” day!

You can click on the link below to take you to a printable page.  Yay!

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into nugget-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum (you could also use xanthan gum)
  • 1 cup milk

Heat pan of oil to 370 degrees.  Combine all batter ingredients in a bowl.  Let sit about 5 minutes to thicken.  Dip chicken pieces into batter and place in hot oil.  Fry for 5 minutes or until cooked through.

 

These may not be the healthiest nuggets around, but are fine for the occasional meal.  We like to serve them with barbecue sauce or ranch dressing.  You could even get a bottle of sweet & sour sauce to use.  They’re even good plain!  Any leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have any) can be reheated and used the next day.

One time that I made these for lunch I ended up with this:

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Looks just like a chicken, don’t you think?!  Nik saved it and told me to sell it on ebay.  He said people buy all kinds of food items that look like different things.  He was going to use the money to buy a farm for us.  Such a good kid!  Nonetheless, I never did put that nugget on ebay.  Who knows what I missed out on.

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