Tender Paleo Chicken Nuggets

Paleo Chicken Nuggets

These paleo chicken nuggets are a fantastic nibble food that will satisfy your cravings for typical breaded nuggets.

There is a ton of great dipping sauces that go perfectly with these nuggets. For example, in the picture below I have a paleo friendly ranch dressing, but you can also try making a paleo BBQ sauce or ketchup. These all work well, but for me, a ranch dressing is the best when it comes to chicken.

You can add these nuggets to a salad if you’re looking to add some lovely paleo friendly crunchy bits of chicken. You can also have them with some sides such as sweet potato wedges or simply just on their own. It’s up to you, but there is a ton of dishes you can use these in.

These chicken nuggets are pretty good as leftovers so make sure you keep them. Merely store covered in the fridge until you need them, they should last for about three days. When you’re hungry, you can eat these cold, but I recommend heating them in a preheated oven or the microwave.

If you want to see how to prepare and cook these nuggets, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through all the steps to making this delicious dish.

Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

5/5 (100%) 1 vote
Prep time 15 Minutes
Cook time 15 Minutes
Total time 30 Minutes
Serves 4


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ cup coconut oil or a paleo friendly fat (For Frying)


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  2. In a bowl, beat together the two eggs.
  3. Mix together the coconut flour and a pinch of salt & pepper in another clean bowl.
  4. Lastly, add the almond flour and paprika into yet another bowl.
  5. Dip the chicken in the following order, coconut flour, egg and lastly the almond flour. Make sure you coat it well at each stage.
  6. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook on all sides until golden brown and the chicken is cooked.
  8. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • These can also be oven baked for anyone looking to avoid using too much oil. Simply bake in a preheated oven set to 200°C/395°F.
  • You can add different seasonings to the almond mix for a different flavor crumbing. Experimenting is the best way to come up with a combo that you enjoy.
  • If you’re ever worried about undercooking chicken, then a meat thermometer always comes in handy. Once the internal temperature passes 75°C/165°F, it should be then safe to eat.

Nutritional Information

These crunchy chicken nuggets are certainly delicious, but if you’re keeping an eye on what you eat, then you might want to know the nutritional information before cooking these up. If this is the case, then you can find all the nutritional information you need below.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 217g (7.65 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 309.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.4g 53%
Saturated Fat 9.7g 49%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 402mg 134%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 40g 80%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you prefer more of a coconut crumb or just looking for something different, then be sure to check out the coconut crusted chicken. It’s similar to this dish, and at the end of cooking, you’re left with lovely amazing pieces of chicken.

I love these paleo chicken nuggets, and I certainly hope that you will too. If you have some improvements or some feedback, then please be sure to leave a comment below.

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