Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Ellen Whiteman

Homemade Chicken Nuggets is a flavorful and easy recipe that is perfect for those following a KETO or Low Carb diet. These crispy nuggets are made with chicken breasts, seasoned with salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. They are coated in a mixture of egg, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese, then fried in olive oil for a deliciously crispy texture. Enjoy these homemade chicken nuggets as a tasty and satisfying meal or snack!

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💪🏻 Low Carb
Chicken Nuggets

10 mins

12 mins

Nutritional Value

Protein - Varies based on serving size
Fats - Varies based on serving size
Carbohydrates - Varies based on serving size


Total: 9Serves: 4
1 pound Chicken Breasts

boneless, skinless

Black Pepper
1 Egg
1 cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

freshly grated

1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Olive Oil


Step 1 : 

Cut the chicken into 1-inch chunks and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2 : 

Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, paprika, and garlic powder and mix with a fork. Set aside a large clean plate for the prepared chicken pieces.

Step 3 : 

Make one of your hands the 'wet hand' (touching only the wet ingredients) and the other one the 'dry hand' (touching only the dry ingredients). With your wet hand, toss some of the chicken chunks into the egg mixture until they are coated on all sides, then drop them on top of the breadcrumb mixture. With your dry hand, sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top of the chicken and flip the chicken pieces over a few times, until the pieces are evenly coated. Place the coated pieces on the clean plate while you bread the rest of the chicken.

Step 4 : 

Heat a thin layer of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the chicken nuggets to the pan in batches and cook until they are golden brown on both sides and cooked all the way through, 5 or 6 minutes on each side. Cut a nugget down the middle to make sure it is fully cooked (no longer pink inside).

Step 5 : 

Transfer the nuggets to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Serve warm with your choice of sauce and refrigerate or freeze the leftovers.

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