Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets {Paleo, Whole30 & Keto}

According to the meme world, girls go absolutely insane for chicken nuggets. It’s almost as if we’re all the same, hungry/extra/needy creatures….

I am here to tell you that that is in fact the truth.

Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets Whole30

I actually can’t believe how delicious these GRAIN-FREE Chicken Nuggets turned out! Unlike my Grain-Free Chicken Tenders, which have a bit of a nuttier/healthier taste, these babies taste ridiculously close to the real thing…almost reminiscent of Chick-Fil-A.

Here’s how to make them.

Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets (Paleo, Keto & Whole30 Approved)

Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets Whole30


  • 2 lbs organic chicken breast
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp Nutritional Yeast *
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (or more, as needed) ghee or coconut oil

* You could omit the Nutritional Yeast, but I find it adds a delicious and unique, almost cheesy flavor to the nuggets.


  1. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Cut into 2 inch pieces/cubes.
  2. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. In another large shallow bowl, combine the coconut flour and seasonings.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces first in the egg, then into the breading mixture and coat well.
  5. Heat a large stovetop pan to medium heat and add the ghee or coconut oil.
  6. Cook the chicken nuggets 3-4 minutes per side until they’re golden brown. Add more ghee/coconut oil as needed – you want the nuggets to get nice and crispy on the outside.

Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets Whole30

This recipe makes a pretty big batch, so I store about half in the freezer. They’re perfect to pull out when you need a protein topper for something like, oh I don’t know, a cauliflower rice Power Bowl 😉

Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets Whole30Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets Whole30

As always, if you make these Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets or any of my other recipes, I’d love to see how they turn out! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @Hungry.blonde 🙂 xoxo GG

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