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Chicken Nugget Bento Lunch

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This Chicken Nugget Bento Lunch looks simple, but I promise it is perfect! You can make it ahead of time and just grab it on your way out the door in the morning or whip up a batch before bed so they’re ready for lunch tomorrow!

Your kids will love having their own copycat chicken nugget Lunchable and you will love the cost! 🙂 When you make your own bento boxes as opposed to buying premade, you save tons of money! You can also replace the one thing your kid doesn’t like with things they do. LOL!

If you’re like me, when it comes to lunchtime with your kids, you want them to be happy but most importantly fed. I’m not a fan of the cafeteria food at school and I don’t always have time to pack my own lunch for them either.

Between packing a lunch that is nutritious and delicious, finding time to cook, and making sure there are enough leftovers for dinner or tomorrow’s lunch (or both!), it’s hard to find the time to do anything else! The solution? A bento box packed with chicken nuggets, a cheese stick, dipping sauce, and pudding – all in an easy-to-carry container.

It takes less than ten minutes to assemble this yummy lunch option while you’re prepping dinner so you have one less thing on your plate during your busy school morning.

Bento Box Tools Needed:

In order to make all the exact pieces we used for this box, you will need the following Bento Box supplies. We have linked (affiliate links) to the tools on Amazon to help you understand exactly what they look like.

You can also find all of our choices for the best Bento Box tools and accessories here and a few of our best picks below!

Boxed Lunch Ingredients:

You can find a printable recipe with instructions and ingredients below, but I like to show the ingredients list with (affiliate) links to help you see what we used for this box.

This one is very simple:

We may not have included all ingredients for the easy chicken nugget bento box above, like pantry staples. So be sure to reference the entire recipe card below!

What is the point of a Bento Box?

Bento boxes, also known as lunch bento boxes or lunchboxes, are a widely popular type of boxed meal. These perfect-sized containers come with separate compartments for sorting your food and keeping it fresh throughout the day.

The idea behind Bentos is that everything has its own section so that you can mix and match according to what you’re craving at any given time.

Plus, Bento Boxes come in many shapes and sizes with different colors to help you make your child’s lunch more fun!

Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:

While we didn’t, because my kids are weirdos who love cold nuggets, you could use a thermos in the lunch box, to keep their lunch warm until they are ready to eat at school!

  • Step One – Heat up your chicken nuggets in the microwave.
  • Step Two – Stick your nuggets in a thermos, they will stay warm for several hours and be ready for your child to eat at lunch time.
  • Step Three – Be sure to send dipping sauce, napkin and silverware to use in their lunch.

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Chicken Nugget Bento Lunch Recipe

Chicken Nugget Bento Lunch Recipe

Yield: 1 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy-to-make bento box includes some of your kids favorite foods, such as chicken nuggets, cheese, and pudding.


  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Dipping Sauce
  • Pudding Cup
  • Cheese Stick


  1. Heat up your chicken nuggets in the microwave.
  2. Stick your nuggets in a thermos, they will stay warm for several hours and be ready for your child to eat at lunchtime.
  3. Pack the remaining items into their Bento Box.

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Regina Partain

Monday 29th of July 2013

Thanks for sharing. My daughter makes creative lunches for her children. I am going to share this with her. In fact, I will link to you from my blog.

Miz Helen

Saturday 20th of July 2013

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon! Miz Helen

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