Keto Chicken Nuggets

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Keto Chicken Nuggets are the perfect family-friendly lunch, dinner, appetizer, or party snack! These low-carb chicken nuggets are great plain or tossed in our sweet and spicy sauce. They are keto, low-carb, grain-free, dairy free, and gluten-free!


Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Keto Chicken Nuggets

Keto Chicken Nuggets are the ultimate crowd pleaser! Everyone of all ages loves chicken nuggets. 

They are handheld, perfect for dipping, and so darn tasty!

Oh and did we mention they takes less than 30 minutes to make?! 

Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Making Chicken Nuggets Keto

It all comes down to the “breading” that the chicken is coated with. 

Traditional chicken nuggets have a wheat flour-based breading, which contains a significant amount of carbs.

To get that same crispy breading without all of the carbs, we are using a magical combination of pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour.

Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

How To Make Them

We are baking these in the oven, which makes them super easy!!

All you need to do is chop of your chicken, make the keto “breading” mix, coat the chicken and transfer to the oven.

That's it! Let's go over each step in detail and with pictures.
Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Step #1. Cut the Chicken into Pieces

We use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in this recipe, but you can use chicken thighs or a combination of both.

Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces.

Try to get them as uniformly-sized as possible so they will cook evenly. 

Chicken Breast Cubed

Step #2. Make the Keto Coating

Crush your pork rinds by hand, by food processor, or by purchasing Bacon Sheir Pork Panko- it's already crushed into a fine pork rind grind!

In a shallow bowl, add the pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour.

Mix the ingredients together until well combined. 

Opt for plain pork rinds and read the nutrition facts and ingredients list before you buy them. Once in a while a variety of pork rinds could have added sugar.

Keto Chicken Nugget Coating

Step #3. Dredge and Bake

In another medium bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs whites.  Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and fully coat them with the egg whites.

Next, dredge them into the pork rind mixture and make sure they are “breaded” on each side.

Transfer them to to baking sheet and bake at 400°F  for 16-20 minutes.

Keto Chicken Nuggets

What Dipping Sauce to Use

There are tons of variations on how to serve these keto chicken nuggets.

For your picky eaters you can serve them plain or with no sugar-added ketchup or BBQ sauce.

They are great tossed in buffalo sauce

Or you can give them an Asian flare with our homemade Sweet and Spicy Sauce. The sauce tastes incredible and takes just a few minutes to make.

Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

More Keto Chicken Recipes

Looking for more keto recipe  inspiration?  Check out these favorites:

Keto Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

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