Functional Food Friday: Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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
2 Eggs
3/4 – 1 cup Almond Flour
3-4 Slices Gluten Free Bread
Olive Oil (Spray)
Sea Salt
Everyday Seasoning
Smoke Seasoning
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.


About the Author:

Candice is a certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach living in sunny San Diego, California with her husband and seven year old daughter. She is passionate about nutrition and holistic health and sharing what she has learned and continues to learn with others who want to achieve health and vitality.
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