Homemade Chicken Nuggets: Skip the Fast Food & Make These (They're Better!) by Gigi Gaggero

Poultry Dinner
3 years ago
Homemade Chicken Nuggets: Skip the Fast Food & Make These (They're Better!)

My chicken nuggets are better than theirs! (You know who I'm talking about!) Yep, I said it. Just say no to fast food and make these in 30 minutes or less!

You'll need:

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt or 2 cups homemade ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (if only using yogurt to coat)
  • 1 cup crushed organic cornflake-type cereal or panko (I like it better with the cereal.)
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenders, halved lengthwise
  • equal parts of brown mustard and honey for dipping sauce (or serve with my homemade ketchup)

Here’s how to make them:

  1. In a gallon-size plastic zipper bag, add the yogurt or ranch dressing – or a combo of both. (I like ranch best!) Add the Italian seasoning if you’re only using yogurt.
  2. In another gallon-size plastic zipper bag, add the cereal. Smash into large crumbs.
  3. Season the chicken with the spices on the front and back. Dip into the wet ingredients to completely coat, and then dip into the dry ingredients to completely coat.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 to 20 minutes or until cooked, turning at the midway point.
  5. While the chicken bakes, make the dip by combining equal parts of the mustard and honey.

Get dipping and enjoy!

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Amy Fothergill
Chef Gigi Gaggero, I love this tip and forget how simple this is for a quick and easy meal! To make a gluten-free version, simply use gluten-free corn flake cereal. Be aware: the major corn flake brand uses malt which is derived from barley so therefore not gf. Most of the organic brands are gf. Always check the label.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, these sound fantastic, Chef Gigi Gaggero! And thank you, Amy Fothergill, for the GF add on!!
Gigi Gaggero
Rite!! Amy Fothergill we get so busy during our days - we forget about the little things. I can't wait for you and the kids to try this , Gluten Free! Let me know what you think . Making it with Gluten Free Glutino pretzels would be so delicious!! YUM!
Gigi Gaggero
Now I'm hungry ! 😜
Amy Fothergill
Haha! Me too. Just ate half of an avocado and am trying to ignore the peach scone on the counter!
Gigi Gaggero
Lol " trying to ignor the peach scone "
Donna John
Love your pretzel idea, Chef Gigi Gaggero! And good to know, @amythefamilychef. Both of my daughter's are eliminating gluten to see if it helps some issues they're having. Ashlee Smith @Annkatie.smith
Amy Fothergill
Donna John let me know if they need help. My experience is that you have to be 100% to get results. It's the only thing that worked for both of my kids. Also, it can take a while. Could be gluten + a vitamin deficiency.
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmmm Chef Gigi Gaggero! Gotta make these for my 4 kids! I make chicken strips like this but nuggets would be even BETTER! Fast food free here for 5 years! Homemade is so much better.
Gigi Gaggero
Wow! That is GREAT news!!! 5 years ! That is a beautiful thing!
My kids - 21/22 yrs old still won't indulge . Setting good food habits now does really follow them into the future ! Wish I can high-five you right now ! Meredith Schneider
Tiffany Zook
Meredith Schneider can you write a tip about how to avoid fast food? Especially during travel, any tips would be greatly apprenticed .

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