17 of 50 Babysteps ~ Chicken Nuggets


One of my son’s favorite foods… Chicken Nuggets! So when we headed down this food journey, I quickly scrambled to find a replacement for the nuggets that I quickly realized were not so healthy and FULL of a whole bunch of ingredients that I could barely pronounce and a few I had to google to figure out what they were!

On the Left some ingredients we decided our family wanted to stay away from…

modified food starch… textured soy flour… autolyzed yeast extract

to name a few…

Our option on the right is an improvement, with a  much shorter ingredient list…good in a pinch but still room for improvement.

Chicken Nuggets

An even better OPTION for our family… MAKE OUR OWN!

For this batch pictured below we did a VERY simple coating…

1lb Organic Chicken Breast cut into bite size pieces

1 cup Brown Rice Flour

1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

1/4 tsp organic pepper

optional 1 free range egg whisked for pre-dip

pan-fried in Safflower or Sunflower oil.

Here are the steps… easy enough for your kids to help out!

Make your own Chicken Nuggets

a few other coating we have tried….

crushed up organic rice cereal


crushed up organic potato chips


crushed up GF Bread Crumbs

the possibilities are endless… and waaaay more Healthy!

What is your family’s favorite NUGGET?






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1 Response to 17 of 50 Babysteps ~ Chicken Nuggets

  1. Melanie says:

    awesome ideas!!

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