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Paleo Chicken Nuggets

 

Paleo Chicken Nuggets

They appear to be the healthiest item from most fast food restaurants, but they are often just ground-up, low-quality chicken filled with stabilizers, fillers, and preservatives ranging from wheat to dimethylpolysiloxane, which is a form of silicone used in cosmetics; not to mention the rancid, vegetable oil they are fried in that is typically recycled

According to a CNN report, chicken is only about 50% of a McNugget; the remainder is a mixture of corn-derived ingredients, sugars, and synthetic substances.

Fear no more, these paleo chicken nuggets are nothing but baked chicken and a few other natural ingredients. Bake a big batch of these, freeze and then pop back in the oven straight from the freezer.

For other appetizer ideas try my bacon wrapped dates, cucumber cups, bacon scallops, or garlic shrimp

Ingredients:

2 large boneless chicken breasts or 4 boneless chicken thighs
2 eggs
3 tbsp of arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of garlic powder
Salt to taste
1 cup of almond meal (I recommend this one)
Olive oil

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Cut the chicken into small nugget-sized pieces
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, arrowroot powder, salt, and spices
  • Put almond flour in another bowl
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture and then coat with the almond meal
  • Place into a greased cookie sheet
  • Spray or gently brush with olive oil
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, turn and spray with olive oil.
  • Turn oven to broil and continue cooking until golden brown
  • Remove from heat and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce
Paleo Chicken Nuggets
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Paleo
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts or 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Cut the chicken into small nugget-sized pieces
  3. In a bowl, combine the eggs, arrowroot powder, salt, and spices
  4. Put almond flour in another bowl
  5. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture and then coat with the almond meal
  6. Place into a greased cookie sheet
  7. Spray or gently brush with olive oil
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turn and spray with olive oil.
  9. Turn oven to broil and continue cooking until golden brown
  10. Remove from heat and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce

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8 thoughts on “Paleo Chicken Nuggets

  1. For a different spin, I use 1#ground chicken, mixed with an egg, salt, pepper, paprika. Must refrigerate first to firm up, before rolling in breading. I sometimes add about 8oz cooked spinach to the mixture (ground up in food processor) which makes for spinach/chicken nuggets. They whole family likes them and they prefer the texture as it is more like traditional nuggets you get out. The spinach is flavorless in this recipe, so it is a great way to add a little extra nutrition.

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