Gluten-Free Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
15 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds ground chicken

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 cups King Arthur Almond Flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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).

  6. Repeat this process until no chicken remains.

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!


Yield: 12 to 20 nuggets, depending on size.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.