Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Chicken Nuggets

Free from - Wheat, gluten, milk, egg, soya, nut

NB for a gluten free diet check the Food Directory from Coeliac UK to see which brands of cornflakes are suitable (www.coeliacuk.org.uk)

There are several brands of "free from" breadcrumbs, hale and Hearty, Orgran and Crimbles, but crushed cornflakes or rice crop cereal works just as well.

This topic came up for discussion in our Facebook Support/Chat group recently. One member had excellent advice:-

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  • Chicken breasts 
  • Cornflakes or "free from" breadcrumbs
  • Oil 
(45g/1½ oz) corn flakes will coat a 170g/6oz piece of chicken) 

  • Preheat oven to 170ºC/340 ºF/Gas mark 3 
  • Place cornflakes in plastic bag and crush with hand or rolling pin 
  • Cut the chicken into chunks, dip in water 
  • Coat chicken in crushed cornflakes 
  • Fry in a little oil to seal 
  • Bake for 15 minutes on a baking tray 
  • Eat immediately! 

Tip If you can use egg, dipping in a beaten egg before coating works well.

You can use these cold in packed lunches, and freeze until needed.


  1. Fantastic website! There is noone with allergies in my family but as an eczema sufferer I have had to avoid wheat at times. I have two children with eczema so I try not to give them too much wheat. So this site is great for different cooking ideas.
    I don´t know whether you can buy wheat free couscous but it does make a nice and crunchy coating for chicken nuggets!

  2. They look great and very easy to make. It is great you have found a way to make them without all of the usual ingredients! Do they stay moist? I always make mine by dipping in natural yoghurt before the breadcrumbs which keeps the chicken very moist.

    1. It's a freefrom Blog for kids with food allergies so yoghurt is a complete no-no! But yes, they do stay very moist.

  3. I've been looking for a healthier chicken nugget recipe for ages thanks for sharing! x

  4. I've made our own using rice krispies before and they were really tasty

  5. Oh I love this. I am going to have to go GF for a couple of week for an elimination diet and I will be back

  6. These sound delicious! We have used Mrs Crimbles before and I cannot tell the difference in taste or texture at all.

  7. What a useful site thanks for sharing

  8. This is great. I'm sure many will appreciate a healthy nugget recipe x

  9. Nuggets is a great recipe especially homemade.

  10. We have made our own nuggets before because we wanted to avoid all the nasties in the shop bought ones. Using rice crispies is a great tip, I would never have thought of that!

  11. Great healthier version of chicken nuggets! Although I'm not allergic I have some skin problems from time to time, still don't know what cause it but it may be as well diet!

  12. I used to use Mrs Crimbles all the time when I went gluten free. I was told it would help my MS but I made so much gluten free bread I ended up putting on wieght. These look super scrummy. I love that coeliacs have so much more variety than they once did, especially with super mums coming up with new recipes all the time :-)
    Love Vicky

  13. This is such a great resource for anyone with allergies in the family. I love the idea of chicken nuggets made with cornflakes, will definitely be giving this a go. Thank you x

  14. thankyou for sharing this my son has grew a very large fondness for chicken lately and im running out of ideas to keep him interested will have to try this

  15. I make these for my eldest two, and have done similar with fish before too!

  16. Oh fab!! I will share this with my friend who has a GF diet! Thanks :)

  17. They look great. I tried to do it with fish and failed miserably.

  18. I've been looking for healthy ideas for the lunchboxes and these are great :) I'd never have thought of making them with cornflakes!

  19. Will be sharing this with a friend for her daughter

  20. So wonderful. My mum is gluten intolorant and i am always looking for more recipes to make her when she visits for dinner or just to pass on to her :) x

  21. Making chicken nuggets is such a good idea as I always worry what is actually in them

  22. I could swap these for qourn chicken and think it would work the same, mmm :) x

  23. I had no idea had to breadcrumb chicken so this is a great tip! x


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