Low Carb Keto Chicken Nuggets

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (Paleo and Low Carb)

Chicken nuggets made from ground chicken (instead of whole chicken breast cut into chunks) always make the best tasting chicken nuggets, IMO.

Maybe it’s because they remind me of my fast food days…

Low Carb Keto Chicken Nuggets

Yes, I used to eat Wendy’s chicken nuggets ALL the time back in the day (shhhhh!) šŸ˜‰

Anyway, if you’re looking for a chicken nugget recipe that the entire family will enjoy, you’ll definitely want to give these a try.

The flavor combined with the texture make these an all-around crowd pleaser.

The spiciness can be adjusted to be more mild, if desired.  The recipe below is a mild-medium spice level, IMO.  So, feel free to adjust based on your preference.

These Chicken Nuggets are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Grain Free
  • Paleo
  • Low Carb
  • Soy Free
  • Paleo Friendly
Low Carb Keto Chicken Nuggets

Paleo Chicken Nuggets (low carb)

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These chicken nuggets are low carb, grain free, gluten free, and paleo friendly.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 300 kcal


For the Nuggets:

  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 Egg
  • 1-2 tsp Hot Sauce, optional
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Flour

For the Coating:

  • 1/3 C. Almond Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH of Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, and Paprika

For the Baste:

  • 3 Tbsp Grass-fed Butter or Ghee, Coconut Oil, or Avocado Oil, melted
  • 1-2 Tbsp Hot Sauce, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all of the nugget ingredients and mix with hands until fully combined. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add all of the coating ingredients and mix well.
  • Wet hands and scoop out about a Tbsp of the ground chicken mixture, roll it into a ball then flatten into a nugget shape (about 1/2 inch thick). Lightly press it into the coating mixture and coat each side of the nugget. Place onto the baking sheet. Repeat this process until all of the ground chicken mixture is gone. **I aimed for 20 nuggets so Iā€™d have 4 nuggets each day for lunch.
  • Bake nuggets for 15 minutes (no need to flip).
  • Remove nuggets from oven and lightly brush the baste mixture on each side of the nugget. Place back into oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes. ENJOY!


Serving: 4nuggetsCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 22gFat: 22gFiber: 3g
Keyword gluten free chicken nuggets, healthy chicken nuggets, keto chicken nuggets, low carb chicken nuggets, paleo chicken nuggets
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