Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

There are certain words my fingers cannot type properly. I know how to spell nuggets but my fingers for some reason type out nuggest. I just had to manually type that because my computer wanted to autocorrect.  You’re right computer. It’s nuggets. I also can’t type the word pumpkin without a g at the end. Pumpking Pie is my favorite pie. See?

Other words I have a problem with:

apart, you’re, thorough

The brain doesn’t connect with the fingers sometimes. Especially when I’m hungry.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

My friend Heather just came out with a spectacular cookbook called Pure Delicious. Not only are the pictures beautiful, but all the of the recipes are allergen free! That means there are over 150 recipes and not one of them contains gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish or cane sugar. Bam! Heather knows what’s up!

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

First recipe I wanted to try was these Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets. I typed nuggest again. UGH. The recipe says it serves 2-4 and in my house it served 2. They’re crispy, crunchy, tender and super tasty with the honey mustard/poppy seed dipping sauce. By the end, I squirted some hot sauce on top because that’s how we do. This is definitely going in the rotation….and next time I’m gonna figure out a way to turn the nuggs (new word that I didn’t misspell-at least I don’t think) into crispy “hot wing” bites.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

First we start with the honey mustard dip.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Honey + dijon are heated in a little pan. Coconut cream is added.

This makes it kinda creamy!

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Poppy seeds are added and then we have dipping sauce! Set aside.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Gluten free beer (tell me what you favorite is if you are GF! I’m still learning) and the rice flour mixture.

The onion powder is what makes it resemble a Mc Donald’s chicken nugg.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Beer batter.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s let it sit for a bit in the fridge.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Batter + chicken

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I tossed all the chicken in there.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Mix it up.

 

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Get a candy thermometer out. We’re going to always make sure that our temp is at 375F for maximum frying goodness.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

My life was risked taking this photo. (dramatic)

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

They get so crispy! Like..you can actually hear a crunch when you bite into one.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I took this picture just so you know that I am a messy cook.

Welcome to my world.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

And looooook what we have here.

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Dipped.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s just eat off the serving plate.

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Poppy Seed Dip. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Who needs plates??!

Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

serves 2-4

recipe from Pure Delicious

for the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

 

for the chicken nuggets

  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 12 oz. bottle gluten free beer or pale ale
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2 inch chunks

 

To make dipping sauce:

In a small saucepan, which together the mustard and honey over medium heat until smooth and hot. Remove from the heat and whisk in the coconut cream. Season to taste with salt, then wish in poppy seeds. Set aside.

To make the nuggets:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the rice flour, onion powder, cayenne and salt. Pour in the beer and mix to make a smooth, pasty batter. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Pour the vegetable oil into a large heavy pot. Bring the oil up to 375F.

Dip the chicken chunks into the batter one at a time, coating them thickly. Quickly and gently lower the chicken chunks into the hot oil. Fry about 5 chunks of chicken at a time, adjusting the heat so that the oil doesn’t dip below 375F.

Cook the chicken nuggets, stirring and turning them often, until they are a deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. Use a spider strainer or a slotted spoon to transfer them to a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

Repeat the process with the remaining chicken. You can keep the nuggets hot in the oven at 250F. Serve hot, with dipping sauces.

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  • Victoria Pease

    Considering my boyfriend lives on a diet of frozen chicken dippers, I may actually be able to persuade him to make these with me for a fun dinner to eat watching GoT! Love that its gluten free too, time to grab the rice flour from the back of the cupboard!

    Also, I love the #realtalk frying/messy/life-risking photos 😀

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    The mess of this is so worth the end result. Love me a good crispy chicken nugget. They never get old. I am really into pumpking too.

  • Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

    Mmmm, I love it when cookbooks provide you with inspiration! This recipe looks yum, I mean who doesn’t love chicken nuggest? 😉

  • Jess

    Thank you so much for including more gluten free recipes! I have Celiac disease and its so nice to find something I miss (like chicken nuggets!!!) in a gluten free form. Gluten Dude recently did a post about good gluten free beers. http://glutendude.com/alcohol/ultimate-guide-to-gluten-free-beer/

    I hope that’s helpful! Do you think this would taste good with a cider instead of beer? Or maybe with another liquid as a substitute? I’m not a hugeeee fan of beer but I’m guessing it probably would not be as delicious a recipe without it lol Again thank you for the gluten free recipes!!! :)

    • Tracy

      I’m not a huge beer fan either, but I do like the depth it adds to the recipe! Cider- like the alcohol cider? I think that would work, although I don’t have much experience with it. I know a lot of recipes will use seltzer instead of beer, so it’s probably worth trying.

  • Gaby Dalkin

    I’m pretty confident my husband and I could eat these all off the pan fresh out of the oil. We definitely don’t need plates!

  • Kari

    Yum! These look delicious!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Caroline

    Hi Tracy! Have you ever tried using a mechanical keyboard? I can type much faster and (almost) without typos on that kind rather than the regular laptop keyboard. It’s amazing.

  • HeatherChristo

    Tracy! I love that you made this ambitious recipe and I am so happy that you liked it! We scarf this whole batch no problem in our house. Thank you so much for sharing my book and for making these nuggets look so delicious! XOXO

  • Paula

    I JUST turned to my husband last night (after dinner, even) and proclaimed, “man, I could really go for some chicken nuggets.” It may only be 10am here, but I would put these in my face pronto if only they would appear on my desk. Although I guess it’s better that they don’t, because it would get my work computer all greasy.

  • Ashlyn @ The Pedantic Foodie

    Oh, these look so good! My sister is GF and I cannot wait to make these for her!

  • sara

    I like Omission beer!

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