Keto Nuggets

Anyone with a toddler ever, knows they love chicken nuggets. Well, most of them anyway. Mine are no exception to this rule. When we decided to go grain free for the kids too, I had to figure out a way to fill this void. No hill for a climber! I give you – keto nuggets.

This recipe makes A LOT of nuggets. I freeze them and just pull out a few at a time to warm up in the microwave for meals. They really do fill the place that the old bags of frozen nuggets held in our lives. Also… after weeks and weeks of laboriously coating the nuggets in egg wash and then “breading” one by one, I finally found a way to mass coat everything and this process has gotten so much easier!

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Stuff And Things You Will Need

6 large bonless skinless chicken breast

2 cups almond flour (I use a lot of this and have found it’s best to order it here instead of paying $11/lb every week or so at the grocery store/0.

1/2 cup coconut flour

2 cups grated parmasean cheese

5 tbs paprika

4 tbs onion powder

3 tbs garlic salt

3 tbs garlic powder

3 tbs chili powder (optional)

6 eggs

Deep fryer or deep skillet (We have this deep fryer and love it)

Peanut (or other high heat oil) for frying

Meat thermometer (We have this one, we’ve had it for a few years, it’s inexpensive, great quality and hasn’t let us down!)

 

The Execution

Cut the chicken breast in bite size portions. In our house we go for the “popcorn chicken” size. Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk thoroughly to break up and clumps. Use a large dish or cookie sheet to pour about 1/3 of the dry mix onto, create a nice even layer. In another large bowl break six eggs and mix thoroughly. Then, place all the chicken bites inside the egg wash. Use a spoon to mix so all the chicken gets coated really well. Pour everything into a metal strainer and shake to remove the excess egg. Then, pour the chicken onto the tray of dry coating. Pour the majority (or all) of the dry mix over the top. At this point you will have to handle it one nugget at a time, but it doesn’t take long. Mix everything on the tray with your hands then start placing nuggets on a clean plate one by one, making sure they are thoroughly coated before doing so. You will want to cover a standard size dinner plate and fry that much at a time – it will take a few times to get everything cooked. Place into deep fryer, uncovered for 2.5 minutes at 350 degrees. (If you make larger nuggets, use a meat thermometer to make sure they are around 165 when removed). When you are done frying, place them back in a clean strainer to cool – shake every so often. When they are cooled, place them in a large storage bag and put them in the freezer. They will reheat in the microwave at about 45 seconds.