Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Gluten-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, can be Dairy-free with dairy-free pesto
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword best gluten free chicken nuggets, gluten free chicken strips, gluten free chicken tenders, gluten free foods for kids
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 adults
Calories 319 kcal
Author Vicki Montague, the Free From Fairy


  • 2 chicken breasts (ideally organic) without skin
  • 2 pieces gluten free bread check for other allergens if avoiding multiple allergens
  • 2 tbsp pesto either home made or bought...checking ingredients carefully for allergens if the latter!


  1. Put bread into a food processor or chopper to create breadcrumbs.
  2. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.
  3. Place chicken in a bowl with the pesto and mix together well.
  4. Place breadcrumbs into a large bowl and take the pesto coated chicken, rolling it in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Place the pesto and breadcrumbed chicken on a lightly greased baking tray.
  6. Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for approx 15-20 mins until golden and crisp.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition data for information only.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.