Gluten free chicken nuggets

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There seems to be one universal rule across all young children…they love chicken nuggets! Even some of the fussiest eaters who turn their noses up at anything put in front of them, will chomp down a plate of chicken nuggets without complaint. Some of us parents have very fussy eaters, so we can end up making these every day just so that they will be well fed! After a while you wonder how good it is that they’re eating this much bread with every meal, and you might want to find some gluten free chicken nuggets. Or you may be on a gluten free diet, but still want to serve them some of their favourite foods. If so these are a great choice for you! Quick and simple to make, they are delicious little bites for your children to enjoy.

Summary

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Age
: Toddler to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Ingredients

Serves 4 children

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 100g cornflakes (try to find ones little or no sugar and additives)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • few sprigs of parsley
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken fillets into chunks, however big you like your chicken nuggets. We made them about 4 x 3cm cubes. Put them in a bowl to one side.
  2. Wash the sprigs of parsley and pat dry. Remove the leaves.
  3. In a mixer put the cornflakes, parsley leaves, paprika, garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Blend until breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Set up your production line. Put the freshly ground corn ‘crumbs’ in one bowl, in another bowl put the two eggs and beat lightly, and in the third bowl put the rice flour. Have your bowl of cut chicken pieces ready as well.
  5. Take a frying pan and add 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable or grapeseed oil. Spread around the pan and set on a medium/low heat.
  6. Start making your nuggets. Take each piece of chicken, coat it first in the rice flour, second in the beaten egg, and third in the corn crumbs. Make sure all sides are covered and then place in the frying pan. It will take two batches to cook them all.
  7. After a few minutes, when the undersides start to brown, turn each chicken nugget over and cook on the other side. Remove when golden. Open one up to check that the chicken has been cooked through and there are no pink parts.
  8. Serve with vegetables, or with our chunky sweet potato chips!

 

Our step by step guide:

Cut the chicken fillets into chunks, however big you like your chicken nuggets. We made them about 4 x 3cm cubes. Put them in a bowl to one side.

 

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Wash the sprigs of parsley and pat dry. Remove the leaves. In a mixer put the cornflakes, parsley leaves, paprika, garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Blend until it’s breadcrumb consistency.

 

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Set up your production line.

Put the freshly ground corn ‘crumbs’ in one bowl, in another bowl put the two eggs and beat lightly, and in the third bowl put the rice flour.

Have your bowl of cut chicken pieces as well.

 

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Take a frying pan and add 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable or grapeseed oil.

Spread around the pan and set on a medium/low heat.Start making your nuggets.

Take each piece of chicken, coat it first in the rice flour, second in the beaten egg, and third in the corn crumbs.

Make sure all sides are covered and then place in the frying pan. You will need to do the nuggets in two batches.

 

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After a few minutes, when the undersides start to brown, turn each chicken nugget over and cook on the other side.

 

Remove when golden. Open one up to check that the chicken has been cooked through and there are no pink parts.

 

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Serve them up alongside the sides of your choice. Maybe vegetables and/or with our chunky sweet potato chips!

 

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And ketchup of course!

 

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Enjoy these gluten free chicken nuggets!

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