Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Gluten-free pretzel crusted chicken nuggets are a must-have for parties, school lunches or a weeknight meal. Did I mention these babies are also grain-free and soooo good!

When I was kid my mom would always make chicken fingers crusted in whatever she had on hand. Pretzels were one of my favorites. I just love that salty crunch with the chicken. So good.

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It hasn't been too hard to find gluten-free pretzels, but gluten-free and grain-free? That was impossible until I found FitJoy.

FitJoy Pretzels and Bars

FitJoy pretzels taste so good, you wouldn't even know they were gluten and grain-free (which means no corn!). They have that perfect salty crunch with just a touch of honey and no icky stuff- no preservatives, nothing artificial. My toddler can munch on these and I have zero mom guilt. 

grain free pretzels

Plus, on top of using tasty real food ingredients, FitJoy gives back to the community by donating to a portion of each purchase to help to feed underprivileged children

They also make protein bars and mini-sized protein bars (that actually taste like what they say on the package! Hello, healthy lemon bar!) which are great for snacks and lunches.

Gluten-Free Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets

As you can see from the video, these gluten-free pretzel crusted chicken nuggets are so easy to make and you don't even need to feel guilty when you eat the whole tray (I'm not saying that happened at my house, but I'm not saying it didn't happen either!). 

These babies are just irresistible. Serve them with ketchup or for an adult spin, you have got to try my Greek Yogurt herb dipping sauce. You will be using these gluten-free pretzel crusted chicken nuggets to swipe up every last bit of it!

gluten free chicken nuggets in lunchbox

You can even use the same concept for a gluten-free chicken parmesan like my friend Sandi from Fearless Dining did!

 Let's Talk Recipe Notes 

These are really easy and quick to make. Just a few notes to keep you on track.

  * Salt and pepper your chicken. Chicken needs salt and pepper, don't leave it out.

  * Whisk your eggs really good to get the yolk and white combined. If you can't have eggs, you can use olive oil.

  * Grind up your pretzels well. A food processor works best for this. You want a good mix of fine pretzels and pieces to get really good coverage.

   * Use a cooling rack to bake them on, this way they are crispy on all sides.

Last, but not least: You can purchase FitJoy's pretzels online. They will be shipped straight to your door! While you check out the site for the pretzels, be sure to check out the protein bars too!

Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets 

chicken nuggets

Author: Amanda Kanashiro
Yield:  4
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets:

  •  1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes 
  •  salt and pepper 
  •  1 bag FitJoy Grain Free Pretzels, ground in a food processor 
  •  2 eggs, beaten 

Greek Yogurt Herb Dipping Sauce: 

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives 
  • 2 teaspoons minced dill 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Line pan with parchment paper or foil and a cooling rack. 
  3. Salt and pepper chicken pieces. 
  4. Dip chicken into the egg and then press into pretzel pieces. 
  5. Arrange on a cooling rack. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is 165 degrees. 

Greek Yogurt Herb Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix together all ingredients. 
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

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Amanda Kanashiro

Writer, educator and photographer only begin to describe the talented force behind Eat at Our Table. Amanda, raised in Miami, spent her early career education, earning a Master’s in International and Intercultural Education. After her Celiac Diagnoses, she set about marrying her love for diversity, education and gluten free living with the creation of Eat at Our Table. Eat At Our Table takes all the stigma and complexity out of cooking food allergy compliant recipes and invites everyone to take a seat at our table and enjoy good food, conversation, and belonging.

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