Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets recipe from Life Made Delicious
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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Create a drive-through in your kitchen and serve the best homemade nuggets! Rice Chex cereal is the secret ingredient.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 32 min
  • Servings 25
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3 cups (750 mL) Rice Chex* cereal
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp (2 mL) seasoned salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) paprika
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) garlic powder
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine, melted
1 tbsp (15 mL) milk
1 lb (500 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1x1-inch (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) pieces



  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Line baking sheet with foil.
  • 2 Crush cereal. To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of wax paper, and crush with rolling pin.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together crushed cereal, cheese, seasoned salt, paprika and garlic powder.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together melted butter and milk. Dip chicken into butter mixture, then roll in cereal mixture to coat evenly. Place on baking sheet.
  • 5 Bake 9 minutes; turn nuggets over. Bake about 8 minutes longer or until coating is light golden brown and chicken is no longer pink in centre.

Expert Tips

COOKING GLUTEN FREE? : Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Serve with: Serve these nuggets with barbecue sauce, honey mustard or sweet-and-sour dipping sauce for a real treat.

Make dipping easy: Use one hand for butter dipping and dropping chicken into cereal mixture, then the other hand for cereal dipping and turning.

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