Chicken Nuggets

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Have you ever had real chicken nuggets?  Not fake chicken nuggets like at a fast food restaurant, but real ones you make at home?  These are awesome!    No preservatives, no hormones, no GMO’s  (if you buy quality chicken), no yucky ingredients, just yummy battered chicken bites!  Chicken bites?  Chicken pieces?  Chicken chunks?  Ummm… let’s stick with chicken nuggets. 

Chicken Nuggets

I found the original recipe over at Heavenly Homemakers over six years ago.  I have made a few changes and come up with a version that we love!

I use freshly ground whole wheat for these.  I have tried them with white wheat and they just kinda become a soggy mess! 

Chicken Nuggets
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 C whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 C butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  This is VERY important.  You want the oven hot when you put these in so they don’t get soggy!  

In a gallon zip lock, put flour, sea salt, and garlic powder.  Zip up the bag (duh!) and shake well to combine. 

Using meat scissors, cut chicken into bite size chunks and throw into the flour mixture in the zip lock bag. 

Zip up bag (duh again!) and shake well to coat the chicken. Pour chicken into colander over the garbage can to shake off excess coating.

Place butter in a 9 x 13″ glass pan and melt butter by placing baking dish in the oven. Don’t let the butter burn!

Put chicken into the melted butter and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Stir well and bake for another 12 minutes.

Chicken Nuggets

We like to serve this with Homemade French fries and a veggie.  Several of my sons recently declared this as their favorite meal!

Chicken Nuggets

What is your children’s favorite meal?

Chicken Nuggets
Easy to make chicken nuggets are a wonderful kid friendly meal. Make with wholesome ingredients and no preservatives, this recipes is sure to be a big hit!
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 C whole wheat flour
  3. 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  4. 3/4 tsp garlic salt
  5. 1/2 C butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. This is VERY important. You want the oven hot when you put these in so they don’t get soggy!
  2. In a gallon zip lock, put flour, sea salt, and garlic powder. Zip up the bag (duh!) and shake well to combine.
  3. Using meat scissors, cut chicken into bite size chunks and throw into the flour mixture in the zip lock bag.
  4. Zip up bag (duh again!) and shake well to coat the chicken. Pour chicken into colander over the garbage can to shake off excess coating.
  5. Place butter in a x13″ glass pan and melt butter by placing baking dish in the oven. Don’t let the butter burn!
  6. Put chicken into the melted butter and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Stir well and bake for another 12 minutes.
Notes
  1. We like to serve this with Homemade French fries and a veggie.
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5 thoughts on “Chicken Nuggets

  1. I made these last night to take to my son’s class party and they are delicious! Definitely a keeper, quick and SO MUCH healthier. I used 8 large chicken breast and will double the batter next time. Have you tried freezing these?

    1. Hi Crystal. I have not tried freezing these. I usually use frozen chicken breasts, so I don’t tend to refreeze that chicken after defrosting. I don’t see any reason why these would not freeze. Are you thinking about baking them and then freezing or freezing them raw? I would love to hear if you experiment with freezing them! Please be sure to let me know. I am wondering if you can bake them, then freeze them, then just heat them up on a cookie sheet?? Hmmm….

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