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Paleo Garlic Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Louise | March 12
paleo chicken nuggets recipe

As soon as Jeremy tasted these Paleo chicken nuggets, he looked up at me with a mouthful and said, “Wow, everyone is going to love this!”

It’s really easy, delicious, and perfect for kids (young or old!).

I made a baked version of this before (recipe here), but I really think my new Paleo chicken nuggets recipe below (shallow fried in ghee) is even better!


Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

The “breading” for these Paleo chicken nuggets is a simple mixture of coconut flour, garlic powder, and salt. There’s also an egg wash to help the “breading” stick. Then the chicken nuggets are shallow fried in ghee (you can use coconut oil instead).

paleo chicken nuggets recipe

These Paleo chicken nuggets are especially fantastic with my Paleo ketchup (recipe here).

paleo ketchup recipe

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes - Paleo Garlic chicken nuggets recipe

Paleo Garlic Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


Get this quick and easy Gluten Free and Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipe, and enjoy it for dinner today. There are photos and printable instructions available.



  1. Cube the chicken breasts if you haven’t done so already.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the coconut flour, garlic powder, and salt. Taste the mixture to see if you’d like more salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk 1 egg to make the egg wash.
  4. Place the ghee in a saucepan on medium heat (or use deep fryer).
  5. Dip the cubed chicken in the egg wash and then drop into the coconut flour mixture to coat it with the “breading.”
  6. Carefully place some of the “breaded” chicken cubes into the ghee and fry until golden (approx. 10 minutes). Make sure there’s only a single layer of chicken in the pan so that they can all cook in the oil. Turn the chicken pieces to make sure they get cooked uniformly. Depending on the size of the pan, you might need to do this step in batches.
  7. Place the cooked chicken pieces onto paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
  8. Enjoy with some Paleo ketchup.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 665
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 55 g


Agnes - March 18

Thanks. My grand kids will love your recipes

    Louise - March 18

    Thanks Agnes!

Jen and Sean - March 19

excited to try this!

Sheila Halterman - March 19

These both sound SO good! I’m going to make them soon, thanks so much,!

Brigette - June 4

I made this dish last night – fabulous

    Louise - June 4

    So glad you enjoyed it!

Beth - November 23

Hi, excited to try these. Can you use chicken thighs, too?

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