Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gluten Free "KFC" Popcorn Chicken

Gluten Free "KFC" Popcorn Chicken
aka  gluten free Chicken Nuggets

No there isn't really gluten free fried chicken at KFC (not that I know of!) but I have this recipe for mock "KFC" chicken seasoning in my family cookbook that my aunt put together one year for our family reunion so here it is, but made into gluten free chicken nuggets.  My daughter was very happy to have chicken nuggets once again, the first time in months.

Gluten Free "KFC" Chicken Seasoning Mix
1 Tbsp salt (I like kosher)
1 Cup gluten free all-purpose flour blend (like silvana's or gluten free cooking school or bob's red mill)
1 Tbsp pepper
2 Tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 Tbsp mustard powder
1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme
1/2 Tbps basil 
1/2 tsp oregano 1/3 Tbsp ginger

(I don't always have every single ingredient, that's fine, just use this as a base)

Take 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut into bite size pieces

In a large frying pan, add about 1/2 inch oil and heat over medium-high.

Mix all ingredients together in medium size bowl.

In another medium size bowl, break two eggs and slightly beat them.

Place chicken pieces into bowl with slightly beaten eggs and toss to coat.

Using a fork, transfer chicken pieces to flour mixture and toss/stir to coat pieces evenly with seasoning.

Space the gluten free chicken nuggets around the frying pan/sauce pan in a single layer and cook till golden crisp on one side, then flip over...about 5-7 minutes total.  Adjust your temperature if you notice chicken nuggets are browning too fast or not cooking fast enough.  When you think they look done, pick out the largest one and cut open with a knife to make sure it is cooked all the way through (no pink!).  Work in batches.

Remove chicken nuggets from heat and place on paper towel lined cooling racks.


Serve with russet potatoes cut up into french fries, coated lightly with oil and baked on parchment paper at 450 til crispy, then sprinkled with kosher salt and paprika.

Ps- These chicken nuggets make great left-overs...hubby loves to eat them cold out of the fridge the next day

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Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks guys! :) I think we'll make these again soon!

Madison said...

GOing to try this for dinner tonight. I'm sure my son will love it. Thank you for the recipe.

Madison xxx

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Unknown said...

My family LOVES these nuggets. I have made this recipe twice now and everybody always gets excited when I make these. Thank you for providing this recipe. I will NEVER buy chicken nuggets again.

GrandestUgg said...

Enjoyed looking at your chicken nuggets recipe, but I did have a problem finding the 'Print' button. Did I overlook it? When I locate recipes that look yummy, I print them for my collection. Thank you very much.

Unknown said...

Well I just recently found this gluten free kfc nugget recipe and made it last night. It's fabulous - great spice combo and the Bob's red mill flour is particularly light. Fried in avocado oil and the nuggets are juicy! Also used organic chicken. Thanks!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

So glad you had success with the recipe and enjoyed it! And I love using avocado oil as well now a days!

Anonymous said...

No way to print? Seriously? Won't be back...

Unknown said...

Can I use almond flour instead of regular flour?

Jkp392010 said...

Can you cook the nuggets in an air fryer?

jenna blasdel said...

Thanks for sharing. Just a side NOTE..... To PRINT this recipe, hold CTRL-P on your keyboard. A window will pop up. Then select Custom to print. Then do a print range of 1-2 and it will print out those 2 pages.

Hope you enjoy

Unknown said...

Sounds real good. We are Gluten intolerant and so eat Gluten Free. I make my own simple recipe of chicken nuggets w/Bob's Red Mill flour and my husband loves it. I think I will try your recipe this weekend. Will try and let you know how it goes.

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