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Gluten Free Baked Ranch Chicken Nuggets

Tender chicken coated with gluten free, ranch flavored bread crumbs and served with a buffalo ranch dipping sauce. These make a great party appetizer or kid-friendly dinner. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 237kcal
Author Lauren


  • cup gluten free Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • cup unsweetened cashew milk (or any nut milk)
  • 1 pound chicken breast (trimmed and cut into 1-½ inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons ghee, melted


Ranch Chicken Poppers

  • Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Place a cooling rack or piece of parchment on a large baking sheet and set aside. 
  • In a medium, shallow bowl, combine the first seven ingredients (breadcrumbs, dill, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper). Blend thoroughly with a whisk or fork.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Add chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat all pieces. 
  • Dredge chicken pieces in the breadcrumb mixture 2-3 at a time. Place the pieces about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. 
  • Once all chicken pieces have been coated and placed on the baking sheet. Brush the tops gently with melted ghee. Bake for 8-10 minutes** or until outside is golden brown and inside is not longer pink (165˚ internal temperature).
  • Allow to cool completely and then transfer to a serving dish with buffalo aioli. 


  • Butter, coconut oil, or cooking spray can be used instead of ghee depending on your preference
  • If you are not gluten free, plain Panko breadcrumbs will be fine
  • SHORTCUT - if you need to buy one ore more of the spices needed to make the ranch flavor, consider buying a good quality, dairy and soy free ranch seasoning packet
  • Nutrition information is for a dinner portion and may vary depending on your ingredients. 
** Turn the nuggets halfway through if you're not using a drying rack to cook these.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.4mg