Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries

What kid doesn’t love chicken nuggets and fries? This baked version of popular fast food dishes is soon to be a family favorite!

Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries - The homemade version of one of the most popular kids meals! These homemade chicken nuggets and fries are soon to be a family favorite.

Someone in my family has chicken nuggets for lunch or dinner every day. There, I said it out loud! I have some seriously picky eaters (especially my two year old!) and I’m always in survival mode when it comes to meal time. And a lot of the time chicken nuggets end up being on someone’s plate. When we made these Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries for the first time my kids were in heaven. It was a better (and healthier!) version of what they eat all the dang time. I was especially grateful that my two year old was eating them!

Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries - The homemade version of one of the most popular kids meals! These homemade chicken nuggets and fries are soon to be a family favorite.

My kids absolutely love french fries, like most kids do. I loved being able to make some homemade fries for them and bake them in my oven instead of fry them up in hot oil like they do at fast food restaurants. The fries were still flavorful and perfectly tender.

Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries - The homemade version of one of the most popular kids meals! These homemade chicken nuggets and fries are soon to be a family favorite.

Because I cut chicken breasts in pieces to make the chicken nuggets, they have square and rectangle shapes to them. All the more proof that they’re fresh and homemade! One of these days I’ll try and perfect the rounder shape that fast food restaurants serve. But the boys thought these were pretty fun anyway!

Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries

What kid doesn't love chicken nuggets and fries? This baked version is soon to be a family favorite!

Recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

    Chicken Nuggets
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into desired size of nuggets
  • 1 c. Panko crumbs or bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • ranch dressing, BBQ sauce and/or honey mustard sauce, to serve
  • Fries
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Peel and cut potatoes into the shape of french fries. You can make them as thin/thick and long/short as you'd like, as long as you get them the same so they bake evenly. Place in a gallon size plastic bag and add olive oil; shake until evenly coated. Set aside.
  3. Place beaten egg in one cereal bowl and bread crumbs in another cereal bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and spray the rack with cooking spray. Dip one piece of chicken into the egg and then into the crumbs, coating it evenly on all sides. Place it on prepared rack and repeat with the rest of the chicken. Lightly spray the chicken with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Spray another cookie sheet with cooking spray and place the potatoes on it in a single layer.
  5. Place the chicken nuggets and the potatoes in the oven together and bake for 20 minutes, turning the potatoes once about halfway through the baking process. Then take the chicken out and put the potatoes in for about 10 more minutes, or until they are cooked all the way through. When the fries are done, sprinkle with salt and serve with the chicken nuggets. Dip in sauces and enjoy!
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I hope your family loves these baked chicken nuggets and fries as much as my family does! I feel so much better about giving my kids chicken nuggets when I’m making them myself. They’re so good and a lot of fun.

Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries - The homemade version of one of the most popular kids meals! These homemade chicken nuggets and fries are soon to be a family favorite.

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Baked Chicken Nuggets and Fries - The homemade version of one of the most popular kids meals! These homemade chicken nuggets and fries are soon to be a family favorite.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’d rather bake than fry and day! I hate the mess frying makes and the extra calories are not good for me.
    My grandkids would love this meal. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda