These gluten free chicken nuggets are such a simple recipe but are a favourite every time I make them for my little one.
Chicken nuggets are favourite amongst kids but most pre-made or pre-packaged chicken nuggets contain food allergens such as wheat and egg as well as preservatives, additives and processed ingredients.
Keeping to my real food philosophy I simple use free range chicken mince with herbs and spices to make gluten free chicken nuggets that are actually healthy!
If you enjoy this recipe you might like to try my kid-friendly meatasaurus meatballs and other healthy recipes in my e-book.
Serve your chicken nuggets with our Sugar Free Tomato Sauce andwith Baked Sweet Potato Chipsfor a fun kid’s meal (or big kid’s meal 😉 )
You might like to also try our Paleo Popcorn Chicken.

Nutrition 101:

  • These little golden nuggets are a great source of protein for muscle growth and energy.
  • The sesame seeds used to coat these nuggets provide a source of calcium.
  • These homemade gluten free chicken nuggets are a great heathy alternative to processed versions, free from preservatives.

Dietary Notes:

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free and soy free
To make this recipe low FODMAP see recipe notes below.

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Preservative Free, Soy Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 16 serves


  • 500 g Free Range Chicken Mince
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 4 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • extra virgin olive oil for frying


  • In a mixing bowl combine ingredients well. (Try not to overwork the mince too much). 
  • Using clean, wet hands shape tablespoon portions of the mixture into nugget shapes. 
  • Roll each nugget in sesame seeds to coat. 
  • Heat oil in frying pan and cook nuggets for 3-4 minutes each side over medium heat or until golden and cooked through. 


Serving Suggestions:
Make It Personal:
  • In place of sesame seeds you can also coat your nuggets in organic shredded coconut (make sure its organic/preservative free) or almond meal for a different texture (and if nuts are tolerated).
  • You can also change your herbs and spices to to make different flavour combinations such as using dried parsley or a pinch of cumin.
Sensitive to FODMAPs?
  • Omit garlic powder and onion powder and increase oregano to 2 teaspoons and paprika to 1 1/2 teaspoons.

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