Gluten Free Fritos Chicken Nuggets

Yes you read that right.  I coated chicken nuggets with Fritos and fried them to a crispy crunchy taste treat in your mouth.  This was inspired by my teenager who loves chicken nuggets but doesn’t eat gluten or eggs.  I’ve made this before but I mixed the Fritos with gluten free pretzels.  He tells me those were better.  However, my husband said “these are probably the best chicken nuggets you’ve ever made”.   Of course Fritos are one of his favorite snacks.

Ingredients: frito-bag

Fritos
Boneless, Skinless Organic Chicken Breasts
Tapioca Flour (can use other gluten free flours but make sure it’s starchy like Potato flour or you can use Corn Starch)
Coconut milk (if you want you can use egg but this works the best)
Canola Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

You probably noticed I didn’t put amounts.  It really depends on how much chicken you make.  Start with a cup of flour, half a can of milk and half a bag of Fritos for 2 breasts.  Add more as you go if needed.

Directions:

First you need to pulverize your Fritos.  If you do this by hand it’s particularly useful if you’ve had a crazy day.  You can also use a food processor.
frito-3-pan Take 3 containers,  one for each ingredient needed for the 3 step coating process.  Also heat your pan on Medium.

In the first container put your tapioca flour.  You can add salt (very little) and pepper.  In the second container put your coconut milk and the third container will be for the Fritos.  Don’t worry your chicken will not taste like coconuts.  My extremely picky teen didn’t even notice or my husband.

Cut your chicken into chunks.  Toss the chicken in the flour, then the milk, then coat with Fritos.  Put into pan and cook until lightly brown.  Turnover and cook on other side.  You know when they are done by pushing on them.  They should not be real soft but a little firm.  When you pull them out you can salt them but I wouldn’t recommend it.  Fritos has all the salt you need. Learn from my mistake.  I’m still chugging water.

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

Keeping dinner in the same color pallet tonight, we had French fries.  A salad would have been a good addition but I made a double batch of chicken which took a long time and I never got to that salad.  Oh well.  We’ll work on that balanced dinner tomorrow.

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6 Responses to Gluten Free Fritos Chicken Nuggets

  1. Karen Joseph January 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    This article was great and the pictures are so helpful! I’m a visual learner, so I need all the pictures I can get, especially when it comes to buying new foods and cooking.
    Thanks for taking out a lot of guess work for me :)

  2. Karen Joseph January 19, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    This article was great and the pictures are so helpful! I'm a visual learner, so I need all the pictures I can get, especially when it comes to buying new foods and cooking.
    Thanks for taking out a lot of guess work for me :)

  3. Diane Eblin January 28, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    Karen,
    Thank you. I hope you give it a try. Kids love these and you know exactly what went into your chicken nuggets. If you make them take a photo and send it to me. -Diane

  4. Diane Eblin January 28, 2009 at 12:54 am #

    Karen,
    Thank you. I hope you give it a try. Kids love these and you know exactly what went into your chicken nuggets. If you make them take a photo and send it to me. -Diane

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