Crispy Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Last night we got a lot of snow here in Boston. Unfortunately the snow interfered with my dinner plans, so at 7:30 I had to whip up something fast. In the fridge: stir-fry chicken, kale, potatoes. On the shelf: gluten-free bread crumbs made by Mary’s Gone Crackers. Dinner = home-made chicken nuggets, roasted potatoes, and steamed kale. Note: this recipe can be made vegetarian by substituting tofu for the chicken.

The bread crumbs are cleverly named “Just the Crumbs.” I like that they’re made from brown rice, quinoa, and seeds, which make them healthier than other bread crumbs and have more fiber too. You can order them here. (I have no financial interest in the company.) This was my first time using them and I was delighted with the result — crispy nuggets with no deep fryer involved.

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To make the chicken nuggets, purchase stir-fry chicken meat or cut up boneless skinless chicken breasts. Mix together one egg,  one tablespoon dijon mustard, and a pinch of salt. First dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs. Bake for about 20 minutes and you’re done! Serve with roasted potatoes and steamed kale or any other veggies you happen to have in your fridge.

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Crispy Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients:
1 pound stir-fry chicken meat or cut up boneless skinless chicken breasts (you can substitute tofu)
1 egg
1 Tbs dijon mustard
salt
1 cup “Just the Crumbs” breadcrumbs
Olive oil for greasing the pan

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the egg, mustard, and salt in a small bowl. Pour the breadcrumbs in another small bowl.
2. Dip each chicken piece first in the egg mixture, next in the breadcrumbs. Make sure the entire piece is coated.
3. Placed on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

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2 thoughts on “Crispy Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

  1. Hi! I’m sorry your dinner plans were cancelled- partly my fault 😦 But, I must say, you have made a delicious meal here! Wow- very creative. I need to eat more chicken and will definitely try this sometime. I like the mustard added in for some zing.

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