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Keto chicken nuggets

Extra juicy and flavorful, this keto chicken nuggets recipe is a healthy dairy-free and gluten-free option for the popular finger-food that kids and adults love. Serve it with ranch dip, ketchup, or your favorite BBQ sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-free chicken recipes, Keto chicken recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Anna


  • Non-stick skillet


  • 1.5 lb. 700g chicken tenderloins cut into nugget-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • cup 25g unflavored protein powder
  • cup 35g almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt + for seasoning the chicken
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Mild olive oil or avocado oil for frying

Serving ideas


  • In a bowl, combine the chicken and baking soda. Let it marinate for 20 mins. Then, place in a sieve and rinse well with cold water. Shake off excess water and return to the bowl. Season with salt.
  • In another bowl, combine the protein powder, almond flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the beaten egg to the chicken and mix until all chicken is coated. Then, bread each piece of the chicken in the dry mixture.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium high heat. Fry the breaded nuggets for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Add olive oil when needed and work in batches to not overcrowd the skillet. Then, remove onto a paper towel to crisp up and serve.


Store completely cooled chicken nuggets in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Place cooked and cooled chicken nuggets on a baking tray and freeze until solid. Then, place them in a zip lock bag, remove as much air as possible, and keep freezing for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 20g | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg