Wednesday, July 15, 2015

(Gluten free) Baked Parmesan Chicken Bites

I've been wanting to experiment in the kitchen a little more since I basically have the same rotation of meals I use week in and week out. I searched the web and found the Simply Recipes blog which featured an easy chicken nugget recipe that included ingredients my picky hubby would eat. I changed it up a bit and the end result was amazing, the proof lying in my husband's completely cleaned off plate!

*I made this dish gluten free and Low FODMAP friendly for those with intolerance's

You will need:

1 clove of garlic, minced - I used garlic oil in place of actual garlic due to my husband's food intolerances.
1 stick of butter melted
1 cup of dried bread crumbs - I used gluten free panko
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese - I sadly had none of this at home so I omitted it from the recipe; the end result was still delicious but next time I'll be using all the cheese!
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley - I used dried
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 large pinch of Italian Seasoning - I would use more of this next time as I love the flavor. Remember to play around until you find measurements that work for you!
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 LBS skinless, boneless chicken meat cut into 1 in to 2 in pieces - I used all chicken breast

Original Recipe : Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

After gathering all your ingredients, preheat your oven to 450 degrees and start dipping. Combine all the seasonings in with the bread crumbs and add your minced garlic (or oil in my case) to the butter. First dip each chicken piece into the butter, then dip into the (mixed) seasoned bread crumbs.

Line up each dipped chicken piece on a roasting pan (Shamefully I don't have a roasting pan so I just used a cookie sheet; It worked just as well!) Try to space them out evenly. After all the chicken pieces are dipped, use the remaining garlic butter to drizzle over the pieces. I regrettably forgot this step...I used that as an excuse to pair my dinner with a glass of wine. Less butter means more calories to spread around right?

Yes, I know this is a champagne glass, but I'm not going to let semantics stop me from enjoying my favorite wine in my favorite glass! The Eiffel tower stem is too cute not to use with every drink.

The end result was crispy, perfectly baked chicken bites that I paired with a side of mash and gravy.

Let me know what new recipes you've been trying lately!


  1. OK so that is like the cutest glass ever, and I would think I would drink every liquid I loved in that glass just because I would love it so much! It's getting close to lunchtime here girl and you are making me very hungry, chicken nuggets sound wonderful and what a great recipe you found. You know it's a winner when the husband cleans his plate! The weeks half over lady and I hope it's going spectacular for you! Hugs!

    1. I have a hard time looking at food blogs because I love food so much I just make myself incredibly hungry hahaha. I was kind of surprised the hubby cleaned his plate because when I try something new it's rarely a hit so I was super excited! Thanks so much for stopping in my beautiful friend, I always love your positivity! XO -Kim

  2. I am going to share this with every GF friend I have which is only like 2 but still! This is so yummy sounding! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Hahahaha Biana, I laughed so hard at this comment! Thanks for stopping in my lovely friend and hope your week is going great! XO -Kim

  3. THESE WERE AMAZING!! I have to say.. You cant even tell the Panko is GF. I think that everyone would love these even if you are not intolerant to Gluten. My intolerance to Gluten is not to bad, I just try to cut it where it doesn't make a difference. THESE are one of those things. I liked these better than any chicken nuggets I have ever had. Great Recipe babes! :*

    1. Awww thanks babes, I am happy to have a new recipe to add to our collection of things you'll eat. I have no gluten intolerance and like you said, I'd eat these over real chicken nuggets ANY day! Thanks for all the love XX -Kim

  4. They look so good, will have to try them as soon as possible!

    1. These were sooo good! Let me know if you try them what you think! XO -Kim

  5. Wow these look super yummy ! I've always wanted to try making something like this ! I'll have to give it a try :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx