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Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a childhood favorite, but they’re not exactly keto-friendly in their traditional form. We’ve got a hack for you though! These crispy and delicious Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets will be your newest favorite recipe. All the flavor of fried chicken without any of the guilt from carbs or oils!

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

The keto diet is a low carb and high fat way of eating that is popular with people looking to lose weight or just be healthier. But what about those who want to indulge in their favorite foods?

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If you have been missing chicken nuggies, this keto hack is going to have you and everyone you share these will begging for more! This easy keto recipe will make any night more fun, and they are easy-peasy to make too.

Why we love these easy fried chicken nuggets (and you will too!)

  • Healthy and homemade
  • Fun dinner for the whole family!
  • Only 2g net carbs per serving
  • Kid-friendly, but will have grown ups begging for more too!

What side dish goes well with homemade keto friendly chicken nuggets?

You can try pairing these easy keto friendly chicken nuggets with homemade ranch or sour cream and onion. Keto cooking is all about keeping it simple!

If you are looking for vegetable sides to go with these chicken nuggets, try adding a side of homemade cauliflower fried rice or homemade green beans, the possibilities are endless!

What kind of oil do you use to make keto chicken nuggets?

Our favorites are avocado oil or olive oil. They are both great for cooking at high temps without the harmful effects of other oils. We used olive oil for this recipe because we had it on hand.

What is the best keto hack to getting chicken nuggets crispy?

To get a super crispy outside on these homemade chicken nuggets, we recommend that you mix the ingredients together well and cook to your crispness liking.

How do you reheat fried chicken nuggets?

This homemade fried chicken nuggets recipe can be reheated in the oven, toaster oven until they are crispy again. If you want them extra crunchy, skillet frying them up one more time might do the trick!

How do you store leftovers?

Store leftovers in the fridge. This easy chicken nugget recipe is best eaten within 1-3 days of making them.

Do homemade fried chicken nuggets freeze?

We DO NOT recommend freezing homemade fried chicken nuggets because there is a chance they will get soggy and they won’t be nearly as good!

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast or fully cooked canned chicken
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper – or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – or more to fry

 


 

Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breast in a large pot with enough water to cover it. Bring to a boil and cook on medium to high heat for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it with 2 forks or place it in a stand mixer and turn it on low speed to shred the chicken breasts.
  3. After the chicken is shredded, place it into a large bowl.
  4. Next, stir in almond flour, eggs, mozzarella, basil, chives, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  5. In a large non-stick pan, add oil and heat over medium-low heat. Use an ice cream scoop, cookie scoop, or a large spoon to scoop the chicken mixture. Form into the shape of a chicken nugget and transfer it to the pan. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan as it will be harder to flip them. It is best to cook them in batches.
  6. Fry until golden brown on both sides for about 6-8 minutes. Keep in mind that you need to cook them at medium-low temp, otherwise they will burn on the outside but won’t get well cooked on the inside.
  7. Serve with keto homemade ranch and your favorite side salad, zucchini chips or lazy keto chips!

Note: If using fully cooked canned chicken, start at step 3.

 

Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe Nutrition

Serves 4

Calories 395, Total C 3g, Fiber 1g, Net C 2g, Sugars 1g, Fat 21g, Protein 47g

 

Here is a video we made to show you how to make this keto dinner and lunch recipe.

 

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Here are a few photos we took while making this amazing recipe.

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

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Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

 

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Quick and Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Easy Keto Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

The best childhood favorite meal made keto friendly!
4.12 from 9 votes
Course Dinner idea, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 395

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast or fully cooked canned chicken
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper - or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - or more to fry

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breast in a large pot with enough water to cover it. Bring to a boil and cook on medium to high heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it with 2 forks or place it in a stand mixer and turn it on low speed to shred the chicken breasts.
  • After the chicken is shredded, place it into a large bowl.
  • Next, stir in almond flour, eggs, mozzarella, basil, chives, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • In a large non-stick pan, add oil and heat over medium-low heat. Use an ice cream scoop, cookie scoop, or a large spoon to scoop the chicken mixture. Form into the shape of a chicken nugget and transfer it to the pan. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan as it will be harder to flip them. It is best to cook them in batches.
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides for about 6-8 minutes. Keep in mind that you need to cook them at medium-low temp, otherwise they will burn on the outside but won't get well cooked on the inside.
  • Serve with keto homemade ranch and your favorite side salad, zucchini chips or lazy keto chips!

Notes

Note: If using fully cooked canned chicken, start at step 3.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 395 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy. Have a question about our calculations or why you got a different result? Please read our nutrition policy.
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