Dinos Chicken Recipe: How To Make Rawr-Some Nuggets

Last Updated on July 3, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at a dinos chicken recipe. You’ll likely already be familiar with these household favorites – who doesn’t love a dinosaur-shaped nugget? But let’s be honest, anything processed isn’t exactly the healthiest. Or you may have the ingredients lying around and it’s simply easier to do it yourself. Whatever the reason, making your own dino chicken nuggets is the best idea. But how do you go about making them? What ingredients do you need? Let’s take a closer look.

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What Are Dinos Chicken?

Dino chicken is exactly as it sounds – a dinosaur that’s made from chicken. Cute dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets to make meal times enjoyable for all the family. Not only are they fun, but they’re crunchy and absolutely delicious.

What is Yummy Dino Buddies?

Yummy Dino Buddies is a range of frozen dinosaur-shaped nuggets that have been around since the late 90’s. Since then, the brand has become increasingly popular, and they’ve expanded their range. Currently, they offer the following frozen options:

  • Original Dinosaur-Shaped Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Alphabet-Shaped Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Whole Grain Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Chicken and Veggie Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Gluten-Free Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Meatless Plant-Based Nuggets
  • Meatless Veggie Nuggets

Ingredients in Yummy Dino Buddies

You may be wondering what the ingredients are in the original Dino Buddies nuggets. The ingredients are:

  • boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat
  • water
  • wheat flour
  • yellow corn flour
  • flaxseed meal
  • sea salt
  • natural flavor
  • yeast
  • paprika
  • canola oil
  • distilled vinegar
  • malted barley flour
  • corn starch
  • guar gum
  • isolated soy protein
  • leavening

How many calories are in yummy dino buddies

Nutritional information of Yummy Dino Buddies

You may be curious as to the nutritional value of these popular dinosaur nuggets. Each serving (4 pieces) contains the following:

  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 360mg
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Protein: 9g

1) Homemade Dino Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Making your dinosaur nuggets at home is not only just the healthier option, but it can also be something fun to do with your kids. The recipe we’re looking at today is inspired by The Squeeze Daily. It doesn’t involve many ingredients and can be made in no time at all.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1/2lb of ground chicken
  • 1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. of parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 tbsp. of butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
  • onion powder (to taste)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the coating

Grab a bowl and add the chicken, cheese, egg, half of the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix the ingredients well. In another bowl, add the other half of the breadcrumbs, along with the butter and mix well.

Step 2: Shape the dinosaurs

Prepare by lining a sheet with parchment paper. Grab portions of the chicken mixture and press down to around 1/4″ thick and place on your parchment paper. Use your dinosaur-shaped cookie cutter (or any other cookie-cutter of your choosing) on each portion, until you have used all of the chicken mixture. Now place the sheet into the freezer until slightly firm (this should take around 20-30 minutes).

Step 3: Coat the dinosaurs

Preheat your oven to 400F and remove any mixture around the cookie cutters that you do not need. Remove the nuggets from the cutters and they should now hold shape. Now dip each dinosaur nugget into your butter and breadcrumbs mix, ensuring each nugget is completely covered. Then place onto a baking sheet. Repeat until all nuggets are covered.

Step 4: Bake the dinosaurs

Place in the center of a preheated oven for around 30-35 minutes. It may be slightly longer, or slightly less, depending on how thick your nuggets are. Remove from oven – and enjoy!

2) Accompanying Orange Sauce Recipe

If you’re joining your kids in having the dinosaur nuggets, you may be looking for something to liven them up a little – and this orange sauce is incredible! This recipe is inspired by one from Food.com and it couldn’t be easier.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 zested orange
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. of minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. of grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. of red chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp. of rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of cornstarch

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Add the sugar, soy sauce, orange zest, and juice to a bowl and mix well. Add the sesame oil to a pan and put on a medium heat. When hot, add the ginger, garlic, and chili flakes. Cook for around one minute and add the vinegar, scallions, and soy sauce. Wait until boiling and then reduce to a simmer. Be sure to stir occasionally. In a bowl, add the cornstarch and water; mix well and pour into the pan too. When thickened, add your cooked nuggets and coat in the sauce – enjoy!

Are dino buddies fully cooked

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become familiar with a dinos chicken recipe. If you’re making your own dinosaur nuggets, I would highly recommend trying with the orange sauce, as it’s incredible. And be sure you have your cookie cutters already before you start making these tasty treats!

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making the crunchiest dino nuggets? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Dinos Chicken Recipe

Dinos Chicken Recipe: How To Make Rawr-Some Nuggets

aniasvibrantkitchen
Today, we're going to be looking at a dinos chicken recipe. You'll likely already be familiar with these household favorites - who doesn't love a dinosaur-shaped nugget? But let's be honest, anything processed isn't exactly the healthiest. Or you may have the ingredients lying around and it's simply easier to do it yourself. Whatever the reason, making your own dino chicken nuggets is the best idea. But how do you go about making them? What ingredients do you need? Let's take a closer look.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb of ground chicken
  • 1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. of parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 tbsp. of butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
  • onion powder (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the coating
    Grab a bowl and add the chicken, cheese, egg, half of the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix the ingredients well. In another bowl, add the other half of the breadcrumbs, along with the butter and mix well.
    1/2 lb of ground chicken, 1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp. of parmesan cheese (grated), 1 egg, salt (to taste), pepper (to taste), garlic powder (to taste), onion powder (to taste), 2 tbsp. of butter (melted)
  • Shape the dinosaurs
    Prepare by lining a sheet with parchment paper. Grab portions of the chicken mixture and press down to around 1/4" thick and place on your parchment paper. Use your dinosaur-shaped cookie cutter (or any other cookie-cutter of your choosing) on each portion, until you have used all of the chicken mixture. Now place the sheet into the freezer until slightly firm (this should take around 20-30 minutes).
  • Coat the dinosaurs
    Preheat your oven to 400F and remove any mixture around the cookie cutters that you do not need. Remove the nuggets from the cutters and they should now hold shape. Now dip each dinosaur nugget into your butter and breadcrumbs mix, ensuring each nugget is completely covered. Then place onto a baking sheet. Repeat until all nuggets are covered.
  • Bake the dinosaurs
    Place in the center of a preheated oven for around 30-35 minutes. It may be slightly longer, or slightly less, depending on how thick your nuggets are. Remove from oven - and enjoy!
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FAQs

Are Dino Buddies Healthy?

Processed nuggets can never be described as healthy, but they are healthier than other frozen alternatives. This is because they're antibiotic-free, skinless and made from white chicken breast. 

Are Dino Buddies Fully Cooked?

The Dino Buddies do already come fully cooked, but of course, you need to heat them up before consuming.

How Many Calories Are in Yummy Dino Buddies?

In each serving of Yummy Dino Buddies (which is 4 shapes), you can expect to consume 180 calories.