Remake a not-so-healthy classic and give it a playful, nutritious twist! We use our almond flour as the coating and bake these chicken nuggets until crispy - you'll get that satisfying crunch, without the fryer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place an oven-safe wire rack on top of a baking sheet and set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and the additional spices. Mix until fully combined, and set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour and remaining salt and pepper. Set this bowl aside as well.

  • In a third bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water to form a slurry.

  • With wet hands, take about 2 tablespoons of chicken and shape it into a small disk. Coat first in almond flour, then dip in the cornstarch slurry, then coat again in almond flour and transfer to the wire rack (which is on top of your baking sheet).

  • Repeat this process until no chicken remains.

  • Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick skillet. When hot, add half the chicken nuggets to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute, until the bottoms begin to brown. Flip and cook for another minute to brown the other side. Transfer the nuggets back to the wire rack.

  • Repeat this cooking process until all the nuggets are browned.

  • Place the entire baking sheet (with the wire rack on top) on the oven's center rack and bake for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the nuggets from the oven, flip them over on the rack, and let them cool.

  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Tips

Yield: 12 to 20 nuggets, depending on size.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 23.1mg 8% DV; sodium 333.3mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
Our 9 yr. old made these for dinner and they were awesome! She used ground turkey in place of the chicken. The nuggets were reminiscent of sausage. We will request these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
Our 9 yr. old made these for dinner and they were awesome! She used ground turkey in place of the chicken. The nuggets were reminiscent of sausage. We will request these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2019
We love these chicken nuggets! I can t remember how many times I ve made them. I reduced the salt to 1/2 -3/4 tsp. in the meat mixture but kept the full teaspoon in the coating. We never get tired of them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2018
I ve made these twice now because we loved them so much. They are filling and delicious. I added some sriracha to the meat to make the nuggets spicy and I ll definitely be making them again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2020
So good! I used seasoning salt and will definitly make these again! my batch made 14 nuggets and they were pretty big. Next time I will make them smaller Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
Made with ground turkey instead and didn t have mustard powder but overall these came out pretty good. Great way to satisfy a nugget craving without as much guilt. Read More
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