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Paleo Low Carb Chicken Nuggets - My PCOS Kitchen - Delicious gluten-free chicken nuggets coated with egg white powder. Sugar-free ketchup and mustard in the back.
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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Delicious grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, pork-free chicken nuggets!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword chicken nuggets, egg white powder, fried chicken, keto fried chicken, low carb nuggets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 224kcal
Author Mira


Chicken Nuggets

  • 630 g boneless skinless chicken breasts about 4 thighs
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 30 g blanched almond flour around ¼ cup

Nugget Coating

  • 45 g egg white powder around ⅜ cup
  • 2 eggs for coating
  • oil for frying I used lard
  • oil for hands I used olive oil


  • Add the lard to a pot and heat to 130-140C/266-284F.
  • Dice the chicken breasts and add to a food processor.  Add all of the other ingredients for the nuggets and process until it becomes smooth ground chicken.  
  • Put a piece of parchment paper over a cutting board or frying pan.  Oil your hands with some olive oil.  Take about a tbsp of the ground chicken mix with your hands and make a nugget form.  Any form you like is okay and then place them on the parchment paper.  Repeat until you have made a bunch of chicken nuggets. I made about 40 nuggets.
  • Add the eggs in a small bowl and mix with a fork.  Add the egg white powder to another bowl.
  • Take each chicken nugget and dip in the egg with a fork.  Make sure all sides are coated with the eggs.  
  • After the chicken nugget is coated in eggs, transfer the nugget to the bowl with the egg white powder and coat on all sides.  Once coated, put it in the hot oil to fry.
  • Fry in batches for 1-2 minutes or until the inner temperature inserted inside the chicken nuggets registers at 65C/149F or higher.
    Remove the chicken from the hot oil and onto a tray or paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve with your favourite dipping sauce!



If you're not dairy-free, you can use whey protein powder to coat the chicken nuggets! Check out my Crispy Keto Fried Chicken for reference!


Serving: 1serving (8 nuggets) | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.95g | Protein: 34.51g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.69g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1073mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.77g | NET CARBS: 2.05g