No. 1 Nugget Recipe

Yield: 2 lbs of nuggets!

No. 1 Nugget Recipe

No. 1 Nugget Recipe

This gluten-free recipe provides an easy, healthy and DELICIOUS alternative to chicken nuggets. I love this because I use stew meat, which is already cut up into the perfect size, making my life easier AND this meal even quicker.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2lbs pork or beef stew meat or other favorite value meat, cut up into chunks
  • 1 packet Epicure Southern Baked coating


Defrost pork.  If you want the nuggets to cook faster OR you have smaller fingers/hands/tummies OR your kids are used to a certain sized nugget, consider cutting the bigger pieces of pork in half. 

Dry off the pieces and add about 1/2 pound to a (completely dry) plastic bag filled with the Epicure Southern Baked coating.  Shake the pieces well.  Repeat with remain portions.

Place pieces on a baking sheet with space between each one.  Temps can vary depending on your preference and nugget size, but I baked at 375 for about 15 minutes. 


I used 2 pounds of pork. It's a lot!  If you don't need that much, do half at a time. Just keep the coating in the fridge or freezer until you use it again.

Add your favorite veggies for a complete sheet pan meal.  Try sweet potato home fries!

We made some homemade ranch dip to serve with this - yum!

If you only do ONE pound (and even if you do two), you will have extra coating. I like to coat the veggies with this. Try fries or zucchini sticks!

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