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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets {Better Than Chick Fil A}
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins

These gluten free chicken nuggets are even better than Chick Fil A! They just have a few simple ingredients, and couldn't be easier to make.

Author: A Stray Kitchen
  • ½ Cup pickle juice
  • 2 Chicken breasts cut into nugget sized cubes
  • ¼ Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk Dairy or non dairy works too!
  • ½ Tablespoon Salt
  • ½ Tablespoon Pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 ½ Cup Gluten Free Flour We Like King Arthur
  • Oil for spraying we like Olive or Canola
  1. Cut chicken into nugget sized cubes. Keep in mind the smaller the chicken cubes, the faster they will cook!
  2. Place chicken into ziplock bag and pour in pickle juice, shaking well. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Mix together milk and egg in a bowl.
  4. Mix Flour, powedered sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper in a bowl or dish. Feel free to get creative and add some cayenne pepper if you like it spicy!
  5. Drain nuggets and coat with flour mixture, before dipping in milk and egg mixture.
  6. Take nuggets out of milk and egg mixture, and coat them with foour once more.
  7. Place chicken nuggets in air fryer basket or a parchment lined baking sheet, and spray with your favorite cooking oil.
  8. If using an air fryer, cook for 10 minutes at 400F. Check and shake basket after 6 minutes. Cook a few extra minutes at a time if desired level of brownness is not met.
  9. If using an oven, cook for 20 minutes at 400F. Cook a few extra minutes at a time if desired level of browness is not met.
Recipe Notes

We love these gluten free chicken nuggets, and can't get enough of them! If you want to double the batch, be sure to add another half cup of flour.

Want to spice it up? Add some cayenne pepper to the dry mixture or your favorite chili powder. You can also add hot sauce to the milk and egg mixture.

Spraying on the oil is one way to keep these chicken nuggets extra healthy! Consider getting a mister bottle to make your own oil spray!