Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by Anne-Marie

This chicken nuggets recipe is gluten-free. Serve homemade chicken nuggets for dinner or as easy-to-serve party appetizers.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets on a wire rack over a baking sheet with tongs.

Why this recipe works

You’ll enjoy making these Homemade Chicken Nuggets if your children are gluten free.

Sure there are gluten free chicken nuggets products on the market. However, they may be hard to find at your local grocery store and can be a bit pricey.

Instead, you’ll find this chicken nuggets recipe super easy to make. It’s so yummy that even the non-gluten free members of the family will love them!

A baking tray of Homemade Chicken Nuggets with pot holder.

Dipping sauce ideas for gluten free chicken nuggets

Serve Homemade Chicken Nuggets with some:

Kids love to dip gluten free chicken nuggets in sauce. Have them create with some fun dipping sauce on their own!

Plain non-fat yogurt is a great base. In small ramekins, they can mix a little yogurt with a few spoonful's of flavoring ingredients like:

Make up a batch of Homemade Chicken Nuggets as easy-to-serve party appetizers with dip on the side for your next family movie night!

A baking tray of Chicken Nuggets with oven mitt.

Tips for your chicken nuggets recipe

Panko or bread crumbs: If you can’t find gluten free panko, you can use gluten free bread crumbs (make your own from gluten free toast ground up in a blender).

Gluten free panko style bread crumbs may be found at natural grocery stores or in the health food aisle of your grocery store. I also use them to bread chicken in this Baked Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Or use gluten free cereal placed in a Ziploc baggie and crushed with a rolling pin!

Use a rack: The cooling rack placed on a baking sheet allows the hot air to circulate around your chicken nuggets recipe for even cooking and crisping.

Cooking spray: Spraying the Homemade Chicken Nuggets with a canola cooking spray increases the heat at the surface of the chicken. It browns the chicken nuggets and gives them a bit more flavor and crispiness.

Egg white substitute: You can dip your chicken nuggets in skim milk, no-fat yogurt, or unsweetened coconut milk instead of egg whites if you wish.

Looking for more easy kid friendly recipes

Try this Easy Chicken Salad Recipe. This is one of my daughter’s sandwich fillings.

What kid wouldn’t love Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf?

Applesauce Muffins and Homemade Granola Bars make terrific afterschool snacks.

Protein Packed Berry Smoothie and Oatmeal Smoothies are two great ways to start the day. Kids love smoothies!

Kids love making Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Roll-Ups and Orange Fruit Leather as much as they love eating them.

Then there’s the classic Mac & Cheese Casserole with Peas, Carrots & Ham and Gluten Free Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe.


Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

This chicken nuggets recipe is gluten-free. Homemade Chicken Nuggets make easy-to-serve party appetizers.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes


  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (approximately 3 large chicken breast halves) skinless and boneless
  • 3 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups gluten free panko style bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons monk fruit
  • Canola cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Cut chicken into nugget sized pieces. Trim off any fat or gristle.
  4. In one pie pan, place egg whites and water. Stir to combine.
  5. In a second pie pan, place panko bread crumbs, jerk seasoning, and monk fruit. Stir to combine.
  6. If you’re right-handed, line up the chicken, then egg wash, then bread crumbs, then the baking sheet. (Reverse if you’re left-handed.) Then taking just your right hand, grab several chicken nuggets, and then place them in the egg wash. Remove one nugget from wash and roll it thoroughly in the bread crumbs. Lay it on the rack in the baking sheet. Nuggets should have about 1/2” spacing between them. Repeat with the remaining nuggets that are in the egg wash. Repeat until the baking rack is full.
  7. Lightly spray chicken nuggets with cooking spray. Place in oven and cook for 6 minutes.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Flip chicken nuggets and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place in oven and cook for another 7 minutes until done. Chicken nuggets should be golden.
  9. Remove chicken nuggets from the baking rack and place it on a large plate or platter. Cover and keep warm until it’s time for serving. Repeat process with any remaining uncooked chicken.
  10. Serve with a dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 39g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally posted on April 7, 2015. Updated with new pictures and information.

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