A request for breaded Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets was given to me on Twitter. You guys know by now, I love recipe requests and challenges.
If you've been looking for a healthier low-carb lunch for yourself or the kiddos, these are PERFECT! Pair with our sugar-free Instant Pot ketchup recipe and everyone will be happy.
Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets
I already have bacon wrapped chicken nuggets, but they aren't crumbed, it's chicken strips, wrapped in bacon. Super easy and super tasty, but some kids just cannot be fobbed off with that. They want the real thing that is fried, coated and full of flavour (albeit artificial ones their taste buds have become accustomed to).
If you really want to discover why most processed chicken nuggets need to be avoided, read this post and the 3 main health concerns surrounding chicken nuggets.
Well, I think I've nailed it with this one. For those of you, whose children live on chicken nuggets and you are desperate to wean them off, give these a shot. After much trial and error, the trick is to whisk the egg with plenty of oil. This allows the coating to stick really well, and the addition of the oil allows them to have that deep-fried taste children love.Check out amazing LCHF chicken nuggets. Wean your kids off the processed ones with these bad boys
Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
My 9-year old's primary school has a nut-free policy, so he is delighted to be allowed to take these to school when I make them with coconut flour.
Step By Step - Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets
First, dip each chicken piece into the oil and egg mixture. This is the secret to making the batter stick and give it the real deep-fried texture that kiddos love.
Lift each chicken piece out of the egg and oil mixture and roll in the almond flour or coconut flour coating.
Heat the oil while you caot all of the low-cab chicken nugget pieces coated and ready to cook.
Gently fry the healthy chicken nuggets until golden and cooked in the centre.
Healthy Chicken Nuggets - The Perfect lunchbox Filler
Easy to make, super nutritious, high in protein, gluten-free, healthy oils and super tasty - what's not to love about these?
Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets
- 1 egg whisked
- 4 tbsp oil of choice
- Mix the egg and oil together with a fork.
- Mix the almond flour (alternatively use 1/3 cup coconut flour), salt, garlic and onion together.
- Cut the chicken breast into strips or nuggets sized pieces. Dip each on in the egg/oil mixture then dip it in the coating and cover fully.
- Fry each chicken nugget in oil on both sides, until golden and cooked thoroughly in the centre.
- Alternatively, you can bake these on a lined baking tray at 180C/350F for 10-15 minutes.
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