I will admit I am a Chick-fil-a nugget junky. Of course, worse than the nuggets, I am addicted to those amazing waffle fries. Seriously, I go there too often and lately I have been trying to just stick with a side salad or fruit instead of the fries but they call to me in my sleep. I know that is just sad, but what can I say? It is the life of an addict.
As soon as I went gluten free I had that sudden realization that I could no longer pick up a box of my favorite nuggets. Luckily, about this time is when they introduced grilled nuggets, so I have come to enjoy those, but I still long for those crispy nuggets.
Thankfully I was able to make my own version of their nuggets, only gluten free. I also realized how easy they actually are to make at home. Now, my version of gluten-free chicken nuggets is likely not exactly like theirs, but it is extremely close.
I know they use peanut oil; however, I opted for a vegetable oil because we have peanut allergies in our family. I try to avoid having that oil in our home since the kitchen would quickly become cross-contaminated.
These would go perfectly paired with your favorite dipping sauce. I love their Polynesian Sauce, which is next on my list to try to make at home.
This gluten-free chicken nuggets recipe is as simple as switching the flour from an all-purpose flour to a gluten free all-purpose flour.
I was happy to see that even my picky eater loved these, at least the first day -- the next day he decided he was over chicken. Nice, right? That is just a day in the life of a picky eater.
Now, are you ready for a little bite of heaven with these nuggets? I will note that I prefer minimal salt so if you like them saltier, by all means add a bit more. I basically adapted my recipe for Oven Fried Chicken to make these nuggets adding a few extra steps, and frying of course.
Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.