No Dairy? No Problem! Check Out This Dairy-Free Chicken Nugget Dish Kids Love!

Chicken Nugget

Chicken nuggets are one of the most kid-friendly dishes that you’ll find anywhere. Check out this dairy-free version. And if you wish, adjust the breading flour to be gluten-free or even grain-free!

Recipe Facts

Makes 4 servings.

Prep & Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 14 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 180°)
  • Total Time: 34 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup peanut oil (approximately)

Chicken Nugget

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 183.8
  • Fat: 15.5 grams
  • Carbs: 14.9 grams
  • Protein: 6.96 grams

Step by Step

Step One – Prep

Preheat the oven to 425°. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Smaller pieces will cook more quickly, but be careful not to make them so small that they become too crispy when cooking. Put pieces into a large bowl.

Step Two – Add Breading

In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste. Mix well. Coat the chicken pieces evenly with breading. Chicken pieces can be frozen at this point if desired.

Chicken Nugget

Step Three – Bake

Drizzle a small amount of oil over all of the chicken pieces until lightly coated on all sides. You may wish to use a spray bottle. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 14 minutes. Add approximately 5 minutes to cooking time if pieces are frozen.

Step Four – Serve

Serve plain or with honey-mustard, barbecue, or other favorite dipping sauce.

Chicken Nugget