Elevate your next get-together with this insane chicken nugget charcuterie board! This board is packed delicious colors, flavors and textures. This easy, customizable spread is perfect for game day, birthday parties, dinner parties or just a fun family night in. Whether you’re catering to Super Bowl crowds or celebrating a special occasion, the chicken nugget charcuterie board offers something for everyone. Imagine tender, crispy nuggets paired with a variety of condiments, fresh fruits and veggies, waffles and crispy fries. It’s the perfect combination kid-friendly appeal and adult-approved sophistication.
Why You’ll Love This Board
It’s so easy to make!
This board is super adaptable.
You can include all of your favorite snacks!
It’s super impressive if you’re hosting a party.
This is the perfect board for game day or any kind of party.
This board is easily made allergy-friendly.
All you need to make this chicken nugget charcuterie board is a baking sheet, cutting board, knife and a serving board.
Chicken: Feel free to use chicken nuggets or chicken tenders here. I used gluten free chicken tenders because I’m gluten free.
Fries: Chicken nuggets and fries are the best duo, so of course I had to include fries on my board as well.
Waffles: Chicken and waffles are another epic combo! I included gluten free waffles on my board because I am gluten free.
Meat: I also used genoa salami on this board. It is great to fill in those empty spots!
Vegetables: I included carrots, celery, cucumber and red peppers on this chicken nugget charcuterie board for some crunch!
Fruit: I also added some grapes to this board! Feel free to add additional types of fruit if desired.
Dipping Sauces: I used buffalo sauce, ranch, maple syrup and ketchup for this board.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Bake chicken fingers, fries and waffles according to instructions on package.
Step 3: Arrange food on serving board and enjoy!
If you have leftovers, feel free to store each ingredient separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Choose a large, attractive wooden or slate board. A tray with compartments also works if you prefer individual serving sections.
- Line the board with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- Offer a variety of dipping options! Classic choices include honey mustard, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing and sweet & sour sauce. Get creative with gourmet mustards, sriracha mayo or even a cheese fondue.
- Use small bowls or ramekins for each dip, placing them strategically around the board to fill empty spaces. You can also use mini condiment containers for individual portions.
- Add contrasting textures with baby carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips or cherry tomatoes. Arrange them in neat rows or create colorful piles.
- For a special touch, add small labels to identify dipping sauces or different nugget varieties.
The variations for this chicken nugget charcuterie board are honestly endless!
Go spicy: Use spicy nuggets, hot sauce, jalapeño slices, salsa and guacamole for a spicier vibe. Add tortilla chips and mini tacos for dipping.
Make a breakfast board: Use chicken sausage nuggets, scrambled eggs, mini pancakes, fruit skewers and maple syrup. Add breakfast sausage links and cheese cubes for variety.
Make it gourmet: Opt for gourmet chicken nuggets (buffalo, chipotle, etc.), artisanal cheeses, roasted grapes, dried figs, and gourmet mustards.
Fruit: Include dried mango, pineapple chunks or berries for a tropical twist. Add a small container of fruit salad for variety.
What pairs well with chicken nuggets?
In my opinion, the best pairing for chicken nuggets is fries! I also love the classic combination of chicken and waffles. I included both of these combinations on this chicken nugget charcuterie board.
What is typically on a charcuterie board?
A classic charcuterie board usually boasts an array of meats and cheeses, however this charcuterie board focuses on chicken nuggets!
What sides go with chicken nuggets?
I love pairing chicken nuggets with fries, salad, vegetables and dipping sauces!
How do you serve chicken nuggets at a party?
This chicken nugget charcuterie board is the best (and most impressive) way to serve chicken nuggets at a party!
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Chicken Nugget Charcuterie Board
- 1 serving board
- 1 baking sheet
- 1 cutting board
- 1 knife
- 1 bag chicken fingers (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 package waffles
- 1 package salami
- 1 package carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 bag grapes
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bag fries
- 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp ranch (dairy-free if needed)
- Gather your ingredients.
- Bake chicken fingers, fries and waffles according to instructions on package.
- Arrange food on serving board and enjoy!