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Gluten Free Chicken Nugget (McNuggets)

Authentic Chicken Nugget McNuggets but Gluten Free!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Fast Food
Servings 4


  • Deep fryer or Deep pot for oil
  • 3 ea mixing bowls
  • A metal slotted spoon or spider


Chicken Nuggets

  • 1.75 lb Ground or finely minced chicken breast
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp MSG

Tempura Batter

  • 1 ea box Gluten Free Tempura Mix

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch

Flour Dredge

  • 2 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp MSG

Honey Mustard

  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Honey


Form Chicken Nuggets

  • Combine the ground chicken with salt and msg. Form into McNugget shapes and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up while you prepare the other ingredients.

Make the 3 stage batter.

  • Combine the water and cornstarch to make a slurry. Set aside.
  • Next combine dry ingredients flour, salt, and msg and set aside.
  • Make gluten free tempura mix following the directions on the box. Keep all 3 batters separate.

Make Honey Mustard

  • Combine honey and mustard.

Fry the chicken

  • Preheat a pot of oil or fryer to 375F.
  • Working in batches coat the chicken nuggets in this order. First in the cornstarch slurry. Then in the dry flour mixture, making sure to shake off excess flour. After that coat in the tempura mixture and go directly into the fryer.
  • Fry nuggets until they reach between 155F-160F in the thickest part of the nugget. Remove from the fryer and place onto a paper towel to absord excess oil. The nuggets will continue to carry over in temperature until they reach 165F.
  • Enjoy your CRISPY Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
Keyword Chicken Nuggets, Gluten Free, McDonalds, McNuggets