Grain Free Chicken Nuggets

chicken nugget in handThe photos I’ve posted on Instagram of my grain free chicken nuggets (aka paleo) have been really popular, so I thought it high time to write up the recipe.

I think you’ll agree that they are too easy to make. When real food is so good and so effortless, who needs the junk version?

Ingredients (for about 20 little nuggets)
4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
An egg yolk
The end of a lemon
50g ground almonds or coconut flour, both work just as well
50ml (ish) of good quality cooking oil, I use coconut

Step One: chop your chicken into small bite sized
pieces and place in a bowl, prepare the other three
ingredients as below
Step 1 ingredients




Step Two: squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken pieces,
then coat in the egg yolk. Put your almonds or coconut
flour into a separate bowl

Step 2




Step Three:
mix the lemony egg into the chicken
so each piece is covered

Step 3







Step Four:
dip each piece of chicken into the almonds
or coconut flour, until all sides are coated as below

Step 4







Step Five: repeat until every single piece of chicken
is covered in crumbs as below

Step 5







Step Six:
heat your oil over a high heat, and
start placing your chicken into the pan one by one
*it’s really important to ensure the oil is hot enough

Step 6 frying





Step Seven: shallow fry your chicken pieces until
they are golden brown as below, then turn them
over the other side until they are thoroughly cooked

Step 6 frying2





chicken nuggets served up




                          ENJOY ๐Ÿ™‚

chicken nugget collage








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  1. September 13, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Thanks for popping by!

  2. September 10, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Ohh! It’s delicious and also good for health.

  3. July 23, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    what a lovely little activity to do with their nan, bet they love that xx

  4. July 23, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Please keep me posted if you give them a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. July 23, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    They’re so yummy hon, using the thigh instead of breast creates such a good flavour and the coconut on the outside is a good addition… I had a feeling you’d like them xx

  6. July 23, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Oh love this so much, thanks for sharing, will be making these low carb lovelies for myself and the family soon! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  7. July 23, 2015 / 10:22 am

    My son could live on chicken nuggets! I love the idea of the ground almonds as I always have a bag in the cupboard.

  8. July 21, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Homemade chicken nuggets are simply delicious! We always have them at my mum’s and the kids love making them with their nan. xx

  9. July 21, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Totally get this hon, we have roast chicken at least once a week out of ease ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. July 21, 2015 / 10:44 am

    Ooo yum! I haven’t made chicken nuggets for ages and it is well over due! I always end up buying a whole chicken these days and can’t be bothered with pulling it apart before it is cooked…so everything we eat generally revolves around using cooked chicken. But I do crave a good chicken nugget!

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