Chicken Nuggets: Crispy & Healthy


Chicken nuggets are one of the few dishes that just about everyone can agree on.  This is one dinner (or lunch!) that everyone in the family will enjoy.

You can modify this recipe based on your preferences too.  If you like it spicy, consider using cayenne pepper, or ground ginger.

Need something to dip your nuggets into?  Mix a little mustard, yogurt and some salt together – delicious!

Our favorite part of this dish?  It’s a lean protein that’ll fill you up and won’t pack on the pounds.


You can enjoy this on Cycles 1-4 of the 17 Day Diet: Accelerate, Activate, Achieve and Arrive Cycles!

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Crispy Healthy Chicken Nuggets
These crispy chicken nuggets serve 4 and can be made from start to finish in just 30 minutes or less. It's the perfect dinner or lunch that not only tastes great but is good for you too!
Chicken nuggets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chicken nuggets
  1. Cut the chicken tenderloins into 1-2 inch bites sized pieces and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the almond flour, sea salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper and mix well.
  3. In a separate small bowl, crack eggs and whisk with fork.
  4. Heat a large frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the avocado oil.
  5. Take the chicken and dip into egg and coat well. Then dip into almond flour mixture and coat on all sides.
  6. Chicken will cook about 2-4 minutes on each side, or check until just cooked through. Make two batches in total. Adjust the heat to avoid burning the outside and add more oil to the pan if needed to for the second batch.
  7. Transfer to paper towel covered plate to absorb any excess oil.
Recipe Notes


*You can double this recipe so you can have some extra chicken for leftovers.

*If you like it spicy, add a bit of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture.

*These nuggets work great on top of a large mixed green or romaine salad with cucumbers and tomatoes or serve with any 1-2 cups of veggies.

*For more recipes and meal tips, get your copy of the new 17 Day Diet Recipe Guide.


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