Keto Recipes

Keto Chicken Nuggets

Keto Chicken Nuggets are a delicious, low-carb alternative to the classic fast-food favorite. This recipe provides all the crispy, flavorful goodness you love without the excess carbs. With a savory almond flour coating and tender chicken, these nuggets make a perfect snack, appetizer, or main course. Plus, they’re kid-friendly and suitable for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Let’s dive into making these Keto Chicken Nuggets:

Recipe: Keto Chicken Nuggets


For the Chicken Nuggets:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cooking oil (such as avocado oil or coconut oil) for frying
For the Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Chicken Nuggets:
  • In a shallow bowl, mix together almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. This will be your coating mixture.
  • Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are well-coated.
  • Roll the egg-coated chicken pieces in the almond flour mixture, pressing the coating onto the chicken to adhere. Place the coated chicken nuggets on a plate or baking sheet.
2. Heat the Cooking Oil:
  • In a large skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of cooking oil over medium-high heat until it’s hot but not smoking. You can test the oil by adding a small piece of the coating mixture; it should sizzle and cook.
3. Fry the Chicken Nuggets:
  • Carefully add the coated chicken nuggets to the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the nuggets are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the nuggets from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
4. Prepare the Dipping Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder, dried dill (if using), salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
5. Serve:
  • Serve the crispy Keto Chicken Nuggets hot with the dipping sauce on the side.
Nutrition Facts

(4 Servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 29g
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