Ever craved the crispy crunch of chicken nuggets but wanted to stick to your paleo diet? Fret not, food lover! We’re about to journey into a recipe that brings the best of both worlds. A delicious alternative that doesn’t compromise taste for health. These Paleo Chicken Nuggets are easy to make, packed with flavor, and best of all, they’re paleo-friendly. Whether you’re hosting a kid’s party or just want to indulge yourself, this recipe is your golden ticket.
- 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into nugget-sized pieces
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (for frying)
- In a shallow dish, mix together almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and sea salt.
- Whisk eggs in a separate bowl until well-beaten.
- Dip each chicken piece into the eggs, ensuring it's fully coated, and then dredge it in the almond flour mixture.
- Press the coating onto the chicken firmly so it sticks.
How to Prepare
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Once hot, place the coated chicken pieces in the skillet, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove nuggets from the skillet and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
- Makes about 20 nuggets, serving 4 people.
There you have it – an irresistible paleo treat that’s both crunchy and flavorful. These Paleo Chicken Nuggets will certainly become a staple in your culinary repertoire. They’re proof that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a bland experience. So, the next time that chicken nugget craving strikes, you know exactly which recipe to turn to. Dig in, enjoy, and relish the healthier choices you make!
FAQ About Paleo Chicken Nuggets
Can I use a different flour besides almond flour?
Yes, coconut flour is a good paleo substitute, but it may alter the taste slightly.
Is it possible to bake these nuggets instead of frying?
Absolutely! Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway.
Can these be frozen for later?
Yes, freeze them after the initial coating and bake or fry them when ready to eat.
Are these spicy due to the paprika?
The paprika adds flavor, not spice. For a spicy kick, consider adding cayenne pepper.
What dipping sauce goes well with these?
These pair wonderfully with paleo-friendly honey mustard or guacamole.