Being gluten free can be hard on a child. The staple food available in restaurants and at birthday parties is usually a gluten fest! Most restaurants offer mac and cheese, pizza, burgers and breaded chicken nuggets. A local restaurant started offering gluten free chicken nuggets which was really exciting for our seven year old daughter. Unfortunately after a short while they disappeared from the menu apparently because of supplier issues. After lots of begging we decided it was time to try making our own chicken nuggets. After a few failures we finally hit on the winning formula for tasty and crispy chicken nuggets!
For this recipe you will need:
6 Chicken Thighs
3/4 – 1 cup Almond Flour
3-4 Slices Gluten Free Bread
Olive Oil (Spray)
1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 Tsp Coriander
1/2 Tsp Thyme
When it comes to gluten free bread – it is tough to find one that tastes great and is also free of canola or seed oils. We found a local company, Johann’s Bakery that sells their bread at a few of our local farmers’ markets.
These chicken nuggets are baked not fried which makes them super easy. They are perfect for a quick weekday dinner or a game day snack. They also make a great finger food for a party. We serve them with our ‘secret’ sauce which is the Smoky Aioli from the Functional Food Friday video a couple of weeks ago.
In the video we feature one of our favorite kitchen accessories: the olive oil mister from Prepara. This is a wonderful way to spray oil onto a baking tray, frying pan or even on a salad with an accompanying spray of balsamic vinegar in a Prepara mister of it’s own.
Let us know if you try these and like them.Share