Easy Almond Meal Chicken Nuggets {Look Again, It’s Gluten Free}

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Last summer we put our youngest daughter on a gluten-, dairy-, soy-free diet in attempt to figure out the cause of her persistent reflux. In the end, the main culprit was dairy, and we were able to reintroduce gluten with no problem. However, that journey taught us a lot about our ability to rise to a challenge and the fun of trying new things!

In the process, we also discovered quite a few new recipes that our whole family loves, including these almond meal chicken nuggets below.

We also found that no one does gluten-free quite like Udi’s, and we were especially thankful to find a bread that our daughter actually enjoyed for those days when we served sandwiches or toast.

Right now Udi’s is holding a Look Again, It’s Gluten Free contest. Do you have a favorite gluten-free recipe? Be sure to submit it to win a 3 day/2 night trip to California and a gluten-free cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu!

You’ll also find tons of support, recipes and resources in the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community

Now for the recipe:

almond meal chicken nuggets
Easy Almond Meal Chicken Nuggets
Recipe type: Gluten-Free
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Pour a ¼" layer of oil in the bottom of a medium skillet and heat on medium-low.
  2. While the oil heats, cut each chicken breast into 6-8 equal pieces. You can thin them with a mallet or cut them in half through the middle depending on the thickness, but you want them to be about ½" thick.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix almond meal and spices. Press each chicken piece into the coating until evenly covered and then transfer to the hot oil.
  4. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until the coating is golden brown and the nuggets are cooked all the way through.


We made some fun discoveries during our gluten-free journey, but now it’s your turn: what do you enjoy most about trying something new?

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