These Easy Keto Chicken Nuggets are Kid-Approved!

Keto Chicken Nuggets

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 6 MINUTES

total time: 31 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the nuggets:

For the "breading":

Directions

1

Mix all of the chicken nugget ingredients together. It's helpful to use a potato masher.

2

In a separate small bowl, mix the dry "breading" ingredients together, leaving out the egg and olive oil.

3

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on the stove over medium heat.

4

Grease hands first with oil, then roll ground meat into 20 smaller "meatball" shapes.

5

Dip each ball into whisked egg, and then roll through coating.

6

Place meatballs in frying pan. Fry for about 3 minutes per side. (I pressed mine a little so they looked more like nuggets.)

7

Once done, cool slightly on a plate lined with a paper towel. Serve with your favorite keto-friendly dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 nuggets, Serving Size: 5 nuggets
Amount Per Serving: 84 Calories | 5.9g Fat | 1.3g Total Carbs | .6g Fiber | .2g Sugar | 7.3g Protein | 0.7g Net Carbs

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Here’s a healthier way to make delicious homemade keto chicken nuggets the entire family will enjoy.

holding keto chicken nugget

Need a keto dinner idea the kids will be excited to eat, too?

It’s something I struggle with, and I’ll try anything to avoid making two separate dinners. However, this yummy and easy skillet chicken nuggets recipe uses ground chicken to make keto-friendly “breaded” nuggets, which I’m happy to report are kid-approved.

My kids loved this meal and I’m gladly fitting it in my family’s meal rotation!

keto chicken nuggets with sauces

These crispy keto chicken nuggets rock!

There’s nothing not to love about this idea. For instance, the process includes simply mixing up your ground chicken with almond flour, egg, and seasonings. Then roll into small balls, dip into egg, coat with almond flour mixture, and pan-fry.

Get ready to bite into crispy and delicious keto chicken nuggets!

keto chicken nuggets in pan

Tips for making these keto chicken nuggets:

  • Feel free to use either ground chicken or ground turkey for this recipe as either will work. I like using a potato masher to combine ingredients.
  • You’ll be rolling your ground chicken mixture into balls first, and when you press down on them, they will have a perfect chicken nugget shape!
  • Grease your hands first with a little oil before rolling the shapes, and it will go so much easier without sticking.
  • You can make a bunch of nuggets ahead of time for meal prep and warm & serve throughout the week. They’d be yummy re-heated in the air fryer. They will last in the fridge for up to 4 days in a container.

ingredients to use in keto chicken nuggets on the counter

bowl with ground chicken and eggs

Kid Friendly Meal: Keto Skillet Chicken Nugget Meatballs – mixing ingredients

holding a chicken nugget before frying

pan frying keto chicken nuggets

plate of keto chicken nuggets

a few keto chicken nuggets on a plate


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Keto Chicken Nuggets

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 6 MINUTES

total time: 31 MINUTES

Make these kid-approved ground chicken nuggets in a skillet!

Ingredients

For the nuggets:

For the "breading":

Directions

1

Mix all of the chicken nugget ingredients together. It's helpful to use a potato masher.

2

In a separate small bowl, mix the dry "breading" ingredients together, leaving out the egg and olive oil.

3

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on the stove over medium heat.

4

Grease hands first with oil, then roll ground meat into 20 smaller "meatball" shapes.

5

Dip each ball into whisked egg, and then roll through coating.

6

Place meatballs in frying pan. Fry for about 3 minutes per side. (I pressed mine a little so they looked more like nuggets.)

7

Once done, cool slightly on a plate lined with a paper towel. Serve with your favorite keto-friendly dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 nuggets, Serving Size: 5 nuggets
Amount Per Serving: 84 Calories | 5.9g Fat | 1.3g Total Carbs | .6g Fiber | .2g Sugar | 7.3g Protein | 0.7g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

dipping a keto chicken nugget

Pair your keto chicken nuggets with any keto-friendly condiments you prefer!

My favorite is mayo mixed with a little sriracha hot sauce! So yum. Full-fat Caesar could work too, or even ranch dressing. YUM! There were no complaints from my kids, and they asked for these again.

I love when a meal turns out successful and no one even discusses if it’s keto or not! 😄

holding a keto chicken nugget

Collin made these nuggets recently and here’s what she had to say:

“These easy keto nuggets were so yummy! My biggest tip would be to keep them on the smaller side so that they fry up nicely. I feel like we made them a bit too big. Keto fries using jicama are a great addition to this dish. Also, I made our keto honey mustard recipe as a dipping sauce. SO YUM!”


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 8

  1. Donna Nelson

    Could you put these in an air fryer?

    • Lina D

      These may be a little sticky for the air fryer. I would hate for them to fall through basket or get stuck, it the only thing ?

  2. Nichole

    Yum. Kids liked them also. ty

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s great to hear, Nichole! You’re so welcome!

  3. Eileen Baez

    Do you think using ground lamb would be a good idea?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! If you are a fan of ground lamb it should work similar to the ground chicken or turkey! Hope that helps!

  4. Melissa

    I do not like to fry much. Can these be baked?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! That should work well too!

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