Chicken nuggets bring an indescribable nostalgia for simple, comfort foods. But these crispy treats also make a pretty mean appetizer or snack for everything from family dinners to potlucks. They can be cooked in many different ways and loaded with exquisite flavors! And if you thought they can’t be made keto, think again!
We’ve compiled a selection of some delicious keto chicken nugget recipes for you to explore! They’re tasty, easy, and cooked in various creative ways to make them both kid and adult-friendly!
1. Almond Crusted Chicken Nuggets
Recreate the crispy, crunchy treat but without the carbs. This recipe uses the winning combination of almond flour, paprika, and coconut flour to bread the chicken, making the nuggets delightfully crispy on the outside — just like traditional breading! You can add any other herbs and seasonings you like to personalize the taste, and serve them with your choice of dipping!
2. Chick-Fil-A Style Keto Chicken Nuggets (With Keto Chick-Fil-A Sauce)
These Chick-Fil-A style nuggets are better than the real deal in more ways than one! For starters, you marinate them in pickle juice, which not only tenderizes the meat but also infuses it with tangy, savory flavors. Coated with a blend of almond flour, spices, and Parmesan and cooked to crispy brown perfection, these nuggets make for a divine appetizer to impress your guests!
3. Crispy Baked Keto Chicken Nuggets
Keep your carbs and calories down with these baked nuggets! They’re coated in an egg mixture and almond flour-based breading and are delightfully crispy on the outside without being deep-fried in oil. They’re also loaded with aromatic flavors of garlic, onion, and thyme. And if you like some heat, add a dash of cayenne pepper to the mix. Serve hot!
4. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Nuggets
From cheese, jalapeños, and spices to pork rind-based breading, this game day appetizer has all the elements that make it a roaring success with keto dieters! Plus, they also freeze well, so you can prepare a large batch and reheat it whenever you’re craving a healthy snack. If you’ve got kids who’ll be snacking on these nuggets, use fewer jalapeños or skip them entirely to tone down the heat!
5. Keto Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Make this snack with only three ingredients — buffalo sauce, chicken breast (diced), and pork rinds! It’s a simple recipe that gives you the ultimate combination of flavor and texture. Serve it with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing (<1g net carb per serving), or in lettuce wraps for a refreshing snack!
6. Keto Chicken Nuggets
For this recipe, you will season tender chunks of chicken with black pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, then bake them coated with almond flour. This is a super easy recipe that’ll deliver crispy, golden brown nuggets of deliciousness every single time!
7. Keto Chicken Nuggets with Green Bean Fries and BBQ-Mayo
Want to make chicken nuggets healthier? Pair them with nutritious green beans! The low-carb nuggets and green beans are both fried in coconut oil, which packs them with fragrant, delicious flavors. Serve them with BBQ mayo for dipping to get the best of both worlds — flavor and nutrition!
8. Keto Low-Carb Bacon Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets
Coated with bacon-parmesan breading, these nuggets are not only healthy but also bursting with mouthwatering flavors! The combination of crispy bacon, cheesy parmesan, and crumbly almond flour gives the nuggets fantastic flavors and texture, making the extra prep work worth it all! Serve it alongside avocado ranch dipping sauce to add healthy fats to your diet.
9. Keto Sweet and Spicy Chicken Nuggets
Low-carb, crispy chicken nuggets are a treat, but when you toss them in a sweet and spicy sauce, they take on an otherworldly appeal! Make the Asian-inspired sweet and spicy sauce with coconut aminos, ketchup, sesame oil, Sukrin gold, Thai chili garlic sauce, and white wine vinegar to drizzle over the nuggets. Add some sesame seeds on top, and enjoy!
10. Low Carb Chicken Nuggets with Creamy Mustard Sauce
This nugget recipe uses grain-free breading and a handful of spices to produce an appetizer that’s easy enough for a quick snack yet appetizing enough to serve on special occasions. Serve them with a mustard-based sauce alongside a simple salad to satiate your hunger pangs!
11. Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
This healthy treat comes together in just 15 minutes! With a simple breading mixture of egg, almond meal, grated Parmesan, and seasonings, you can produce a low-carb, tasty snack that’s crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and brimming with exquisite flavors. Serve it hot with any of your favorite dipping sauces!