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Plate with baked chicken nuggets and a dipping bowl with homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce.

Baked Chicken Nuggets


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

These healthy baked chicken nuggets are coated in a crispy almond flour breading and baked instead of fried. And you only need 8 ingredients!


Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb organic boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks/nuggets
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken 8-12 hours in pickle juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Place almond flour, paprika, garlic, sea salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Crack egg into another shallow bowl and whisk.
  5. One by one, dredge each chicken nugget in the egg bowl, wiping off any excess and then dip each into the almond flour mixture. Roll until each nugget is covered completely. Place the coated nuggets on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or a wire rack that fits on a baking sheet. The wire rack will make for a crispier texture. Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping the nuggets once at the 10 minute mark. When done the chicken nuggets should be golden brown, crisp and completely cooked through. Remove nuggets from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 846mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 43g

Keywords: baked chicken nuggets