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My Favorite Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Remember the days before you knew about real food when you could – completely without guilt – dump a bag of frozen chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and call it dinner?

Yeah.  Me, too.  Sometimes knowing too much is so inconvenient.  (But it’s worth it!)

You may have tried my first gluten free chicken nuggets recipe.  It’s a good one, but some afternoons I don’t have time to watch the frying pan while the nuggets fry.  When I bake  the nuggets from my first recipe in the oven, they don’t get as crispy as my family likes.

So, I decided to come up with a different grain and gluten free chicken nuggets recipe that doesn’t use coconut flour as the coating.  This time I used arrowroot powder and dipped the chicken in eggs before coating it.

I’m happy to report that they turned out very well when baked in the oven.  Of course, you can fry them if you want, but I haven’t tried them fried yet.

Read on for the recipe. There’s a printable version at the end of the article if you need it.

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Grain Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Arrowroot Powder is the Secret to Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Arrowroot is a finer powder than most gluten free flours. That makes my newest gluten free chicken nuggets recipe crispier than my last one.

It’s a change my family loves. Since this recipe is just as easy as any homemade chicken nuggets recipe we’ll definitely keep it in the meal planning rotation.

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe Made with Arrowroot Powder

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients
3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into nugget sized pieces (I’ve used chicken breasts with this recipe, too. I just like the flavor of thighs better.)
1 cup arrowroot powder
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut the chicken thighs into nugget sized pieces.
3. Put the arrowroot powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a gallon sized plastic bag.
4. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk slightly.
5. Put the chicken pieces into the eggs and coat.
6. Place the chicken into the arrowroot powder mixture in the plastic bag in three batches.
7. Seal the gallon bag and shake the chicken until it is coated.
8. Put the coated chicken pieces in a strainer and shake the excess arrowroot powder onto a large plate.
9. Return the excess arrowroot powder to the bag and repeat steps for each batch.
10. Place nuggets on a large baking sheet.
11. Bake for 25 minutes.

Grain Free Chicken Nuggets #2

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken thighs into nugget sized pieces.
  • Put the arrowroot powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a gallon sized plastic bag.
  • Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and wisk slightly.
  • Put the chicken pieces into the eggs and coat.
  • Place the chicken into the arrowroot powder mixture in the plastic bag in three batches.
  • Seal the gallon bag and shake the chicken until it is coated.
  • Put the coated chicken pieces in a strainer and shake the excess arrowroot powder onto a large plate.
  • Return the excess arrowroot powder to the bag and repeat steps for each batch.
  • Place nuggets on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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