clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Keto Chicken Nuggets feature 2

Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Total Time: 20-22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Nuggets (1 Nugget Per Serving) 1x


These homemade Keto Chicken Nuggets can be pan-fried or oven-baked and will be a family favorite! Freeze a batch and keep in the freezer for a quick gluten-free or low carb meal for your kids.


  • 2 lbs chicken tenderloins, cut into bit-size pcs
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • oil for frying




Double coating the nuggets will help the coating stay on the chicken during the cooking process. 

If baking in the oven, lightly spray the chicken nuggets with cooking spray, it will help to crisp them.

For make-ahead nuggets: Follow the recipe, then let cool. Place in a freezer bag and put it into the freezer for up to a month. When ready to reheat, cook them for about 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees. 

Marinating the chicken in sour cream ahead of time will tenderize the meat. If dairy-free, use full-fat coconut milk instead.

Air-frying: Preheat to 400 degrees, place the chicken nuggets in the air-fryer basket, single layer. Spray the nuggets lightly with a cooking spray. Cook in several batches for about 7 minutes per batch. 

Oven-Baked: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Spray nuggets lightly with cooking spray. Bake for 6-8 minutes, flip over and cook for another 6-8 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-8 minutes per batch
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Keto Chicken Nuggets, Low Carb Chicken Nuggets, Homemade Chicken Nuggets, How to Make Chicken Nuggets, How to Make Keto Chicken Nuggets, Keto Chicken Nuggets Recipe, Low Carb Chicken Nuggets Recipe, Best Keto Chicken Nuggets, Easy Keto Chicken Nuggets, Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets, Homemade Keto Chicken Nuggets