Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe – Low Carb Crunchy & Tender

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This Keto Chicken Nuggets recipe is crispy, tender, and delicious. They are perfect for dinner or as finger food with no sneaky fillers or hidden carbs.

Keto Chicken Nuggets - easy, gluten free fast food recipe
Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Why do we fry our Low Carb Chicken Nuggets in lard? Well, it’s delicious, has a mild flavor, and is ideal for keto cooking.

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You can read more about fats & oils in our article on the best oils for frying.

Keto Chicken Nuggets Ingredients

These keto chicken nuggets are made with all-natural low carb ingredients.

Keto Chicken Nuggets Ingredients - easy, gluten free fast food recipe
Keto Chicken Nuggets Ingredients
  • 1 pound of Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 scoops of Unflavored Protein Powder (low carb)
  • 3 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of Pepper, ground
  • ¼ cup of Lard for frying
  • 3 tablespoons of Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Low Carb Mayonnaise

You can buy whole egg mayonnaise or make your own using our keto mayonnaise recipe that is made with fresh low carb ingredients, it’s totally worth it.

How to Make Keto Chicken Nuggets

How to make Keto Chicken Nuggets - easy, gluten free fast food recipe
How to make Keto Chicken Nuggets
  1. Cut the chicken thighs into small nugget shaped pieces.
  2. Place the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk. Add the chicken to the eggs.
  3. In another bowl, add the protein powder, parmesan, salt, garlic, paprika, and pepper. Mix.
  4. Bread each piece of chicken with the protein mixture and shake off the excess.
  5. Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat and add the lard. Cook the nuggets for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. You might need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your frying pan.
  6. In s small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce.
  7. Serve the Keto Nuggets immediately with a side of Keto Sweet Chili Mayonnaise.
Crispy Keto Chicken Nuggets

Keto Chicken Nuggets - Crispy & Tender

Our Keto Chicken Nuggets are crunchy, tender and delicious. They are perfect for dinner with no sneaky fillers or hidden carbs.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
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Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken thighs into small nugget shaped pieces.
  • Place the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk. Add the chicken to the eggs.
  • In another bowl, add the protein powder, parmesan, salt, garlic, paprika, and pepper. Mix.
  • Bread each piece of chicken with the protein mixture and shake off the excess.
  • Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat and add the lard. Cook the nuggets for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. You might need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your frying pan.
  • In s small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce.
  • Serve the Keto Nuggets immediately with a side of Keto Sweet Chili Mayonnaise.

Nutrition

Serving: 130g | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Low Carb Keto Chicken Nuggets
Easy Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe – Low Carb, Crispy and Tender

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8 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe – Low Carb Crunchy & Tender”

  1. I just want to let you know that these chicken nuggets got rave reviews from the autistic young adult I care for. He loved them so much that he was telling other people about them. He told me not to forget the same ingredients so that I can make them for him again. His reaction was better than the first time he had homemade soup instead of canned. I am sure he will not ask me for store bought nuggets again. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi Renee,

      I’m so happy that he is a fan! Your comment truly made my day. Thank you for stopping by and sharing 🙂

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