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Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Make-Ahead Lunch, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meals

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If your children love chicken nuggets, prepare these Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets with ease. They are a healthier alternative that you can make in advance and freeze for the family.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Are you looking for an easy lunch idea to feed your large family? What kid doesn’t enjoy chicken nuggets? You can make these Homemade Chicken Nuggets from scratch and save money. Plus, they are better for you and your children to eat, and delicious, too. These nuggets have a crisp, crunchy coating that tastes fantastic with each bite. These are easy to make and you can freeze them and have them ready for lunch or serve them for dinner. Your whole family will enjoy them.

Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Make-Ahead Lunch, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meals

Ingredients Needed to Make the Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prepare the Homemade Chicken Nuggets using the following ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast. Grab at least five pounds of chicken breast that you will chop into nugget pieces.
  • Flour. You will dip your chicken breast into the flour to create a coating for the nuggets.
  • Eggs. The egg mixture makes it easier for your flour to stick to the chicken.
  • Cornflake Cereal. Ground the cereal into tiny pieces before dipping your nuggets into it.

You will also need salt, pepper, and paprika to season these nuggets. It does not take too many ingredients to make these nuggets from scratch.

Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Make-Ahead Lunch, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meals

How Do I Cut the Chicken Into Nugget Shapes?

To make this delicious chicken meal, make it easier on yourself by cutting your chicken breast into nugget shapes with a sharp butcher knife or kitchen shears. You can buy vegetable cutters that come in different shapes and use them to chop into your chicken breast, making cute and fun shapes for the children.

How Long Do I Need to Cook the Nuggets?

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After coating your chicken in flour and the corn flakes, you will need to put them in the oven and bake them for up to 25 minutes. Even if you are not planning to serve the nuggets, you still need to bake them before you store them.

How Do I Store Them?

Give your nuggets time to cool after removing them from the oven. Once they feel cool to the touch, you can put them in a large freezer bag or a food storage container. Be sure to add them in a single layer when placing them in a food storage container. You can separate layers with parchment paper if need be. Place the container full of the nuggets in the freezer. They will stay fresh when frozen for up to three months. When you would like to serve them, reheat the nuggets in your oven or air fryer to get them hot again.

What to Serve With Your Nuggets

You can serve the Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets with cheesy hashbrowns potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and roasted broccoli. You may also want to offer dipping sauces to go with your nuggets when serving them to the family. These nuggets taste amazing with all kinds of sauces, including ketchup, barbecue sauce, and ranch. If you like a bit of spice, combine buffalo sauce with ranch sauce to create a flavorful dip to use with your nuggets.

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Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Make-Ahead Lunch, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meals

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 lbs Chicken Nuggets
  • Category: Dinner/Lunch
  • Method: Oven

Description

If your children love nuggets, prepare these Large Family Simple Homemade Chicken Nuggets with ease. They are a healthier alternative that you can make in advance and freeze for the family.


Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into nuggets
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 eggs, beaten well
  • 4 cups cornflake cereal, ground fine
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Sift together the flour, salt, and black pepper. 

  3. Mix the ground corn flakes with paprika. Add additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

  4. Set up a dredging station with the flour in one shallow dish, the beaten eggs in another shallow dish, and the cornflakes in a third shallow dish.

  5. Flour the nuggets and then dip in the egg. Then dip the nuggets in the cornflakes before placing on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. When all of the nuggets are breaded, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


Notes

To freeze: Allow the nuggets to cool completely and then freeze in a single layer before transferring to an airtight container. Freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.

 

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These easy chicken nuggets are fun to make and taste great! You’ll love the convenience of having them ready in the freezer on a busy day. Be sure to add them to your large family menu!

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