Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Hello & happy Friday friends!
Welcome back to Foodie Friday with  Annmarie and Farrah for our free for all themed week!

It has been an adventurous week.  Last Friday night I hopped on an airplane to GA and surprised 3 of my most favorite people on the planet! It has been in the plans for several weeks and I was thrilled that each surprise went off without a hitch!  Big thanks to the friends who helped pull it off!!

The hubs was a bit under the weather when I left and was worse by the time I returned home 😦  We ended up in the urgent care and poor guy had been battling a terrible stomach bug for 6 days! He was super dehydrated and some of his numbers were out of whack.  Thankfully we were able to re-hydrate him and avoided a hospital visit.

I am SO thankful for a kind boss who was able to give me a little time off to help take care of my hubs, and that he is feeling SO much better!  It is his birthday today and I am so glad we can celebrate (although I would celebrate him any day)!

One of his favorite meals I make is my little crispy chicken nuggets.  I made this on one of our first dates, and I am pretty sure that confirmed his love for me even more, hehe.  I have perfected the recipe over time and I could make it with my eyes closed!  This is a super simple recipe to make if you have a Super Bowl party coming up this weekend! They are perfect for grownups and kids alike!



  • 1.5 lbs organic chicken tenders cut into about 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesean cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • Avocado oil (about 1 Tbsp per batch)
  • 1 large ziplock bag


  1. Pre-prep- Place the eggs into a med size bowl and beat well.
    In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, breadcrumbs, parmesean, seasoning and salt.
  2. Place the chicken pieces into a ziplock bag and add the flour.  Seal the bag closed with some air inside and shake the bag around till each piece of chicken is coated in the flour.
  3. Dip the pieces of chicken into the eggs, coating all sides.  (I did 5 or 6 at a time)
  4. Coat each piece of chicken with the dry seasoned mixture.
  5. Heat about 1 Tbsp of avocado oil in a med sized frying pan.
  6. Cook chicken in batches- about 3-5 min per side.
    Tip- I take the thickest piece of each batch and cut it open to ensure it is fully cooked!
  7. Let chicken cool on a paper towel.
  8. Serve immediately or store in the fridge and reheat in the oven on 350* for about 10-15 min.
  9. Enjoy!

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37 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

  1. Rachel

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. Glad he’s doing better now!! Scary.

    Those nuggets look amazing. 🙂

  2. chrissytherd

    Hope your hubby is feeling back to normal now!! I haven’t made chicken nuggets in so long and now I’m definitely craving them. These look incredible!

  3. Farrah

    I’m glad your husband’s feeling better again! Hooray for understanding bosses! These chicken nuggets look super good! ❤ I need to try making em' once I'm done with my current rotation!

  4. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I’ll have to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing it. My toddler son will likely turn into a chicken nugget one based on the number of them that he’d like to be able to eat at once. Maybe I can get him to eat this much healthier version of them.

  5. agsignor

    We just had a new restaurant open near us that serves gluten free chicken tenders. They were delicious! They made theirs with rice flour and cooked them in rice oil. I had no idea rice oil was even a thing!

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