My 2-year-old was diagnosed with Celiac. After experimenting with several failed chicken nugget recipes, I finally came up with one the whole family loves. This is a mild-tasting chicken nugget designed for a 2-year-old. Some additional seasoning added to the Chex® should give it a more 'grown up' flavor.

Lacy Thon
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend cereal in a blender or food processor until it has the consistency of bread crumbs; pour into a bowl.

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  • Beat eggs in a separate bowl until smooth. Pour rice flour into a third bowl.

  • Dredge chicken pieces in the rice flour, dip in beaten egg, and then press into the cereal to coat. Keep breaded chicken on a large plate until all are finished, but do not stack.

  • Pour enough oil into a large skillet to just cover the bottom and heat over medium-high heat.

  • Cook chicken nuggets in hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 179 mg cholesterol; 249 mg sodium. 24 g carbohydrates; 36.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2014
Good recipe foundation here.. I used Rice Chex because that is what I had on hand and I made it the consistency of panko crumbs. I seasoned the chicken pieces with salt and pepper before coating. I also seasoned the crumbs with a few spices. The recipe might turn out a little bland if there was no seasoning. The pieces came out super crispy and it was delightful. The kids really liked it too! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2014
Good recipe foundation here.. I used Rice Chex because that is what I had on hand and I made it the consistency of panko crumbs. I seasoned the chicken pieces with salt and pepper before coating. I also seasoned the crumbs with a few spices. The recipe might turn out a little bland if there was no seasoning. The pieces came out super crispy and it was delightful. The kids really liked it too! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2014
Good recipe foundation here.. I used Rice Chex because that is what I had on hand and I made it the consistency of panko crumbs. I seasoned the chicken pieces with salt and pepper before coating. I also seasoned the crumbs with a few spices. The recipe might turn out a little bland if there was no seasoning. The pieces came out super crispy and it was delightful. The kids really liked it too! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
We used gluten free bread crumbs instead of cereal, and everyone in the family was in LOVE with this fun "kid friendly" meal. My husband added a little Cajun seasoning to the flour mix for one breast's worth of nuggets. The extra pop of flavor made this an "adult friendly" treat, too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
I made this while my Mom was visiting (she has full blown celiac disease) and they were a total hit!! The chicken was really soft and tender and my kids loved it too! Definitely prefer rice flour over gluten free flour, which I find quite dense. I made another round and froze them so that we could pull them out as needed for quick dinners before soccer practice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2014
kids liked it and it was easy what more could i ask for? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
The first time we made this we had some gluten-free bread crumbs we wanted to use; everyone loved it. I also used a basic gluten-free flour blend instead of plain rice flour. This time we followed the recipe using Corn Chex and they liked it even more (if that is somehow possible). I left the Chex in the bag and crushed it with a rolling pin instead of the processor. Such a nice tasty nugget and the gluten version is not missed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2015
my 6 yr old was just diagnosed with Celiac and this is our new favorite recipe! hope to find a lot more like this Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2016
My toddler love's these they're great the next day too reheated.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
By far the best chicken nuggets we've had. Definitely a family favorite. Loved the crunch! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2020
The whole family enjoyed them!! Read More