These are 9 of the Best Ever Paleo chicken nuggets. Yes, with these recipes you can now eat all of the chicken nuggets you want and still eat Paleo. If you’ve recently been trying out the Paleo diet, you may find you’re missing some old favorites like chicken nuggets. But no fear, there are several gluten-free or Paleo options besides wheat flour or bread crumbs. Your job is to try all of these recipes and figure out which option you like the best. Be it arrowroot starch, coconut flour, almond flour or tapioca flour.
You KNOW chicken nuggets are that good ole favorite and your go-to… especially for the picky kids (or adults 😉 ) in your life.
Who needs fast food, when there are some amazing, tasty (and healthier) options right here? Homemade is so much healthier and they taste so much better too. They aren’t even that hard to make. Give them a try and you’ll see how easy they are to make.
So let’s get cookin… so we can get dippin! Because isn’t that what nuggets are for?
Let me know which Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipes are your favorite. I’d love to hear from you.
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Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipes
1. Paleo Coconut Chicken Tenders with Blackberry Dipping Sauce – My Natural Family
These tenders are a cross between coconut shrimp and chicken nuggets. So you end up with coconut crusted chicken tenders. They are made with both shredded coconut and coconut which gives them a lot of coconut flavor. The best part of these is the sauce! If you’ve never eaten blackberries before, this is the recipe you want to try them on. It’s downright delicious.
2. Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites – The Endless Meal
These particular chicken fingers are sweet and sticky with just the right amount of spiciness. They are easy and quick to make and they’re even healthy. The almond meal helps make them extra filling and adds some nice extra almond flavor. The almond flour coating also helps the sauce cling better to the nuggets.
3. Chicken Nuggets – The Domestic Man
If you like a more spongy breading around your nuggets rather than a thin coating, these are for you. He uses a method of breading called reserve battering. If you want to learn how to do it, then you can read all about it on his blog. The other interesting thing he does is use tapioca starch or arrowroot starch instead of flour or breadcrumbs.
4. Chick-fil-A Nuggets – The Domestic Man
These use pickle juice as a marinade. If you’re strict Paleo look for a compliant brand of pickles such as Bubbies. You can either fry these or bake them in the oven. There are instructions for both methods. The baked ones won’t be as crispy but will have less fat, but hey, it’s healthy fat.
5. Chicken Nuggets – Jays Baking Me Crazy
These are so delicious, easy and the perfect quick dinner. Because they are fried in a frying pan they are so crispy. These are also marinated in pickle juice or you can use jalapeno juice.
6. Paleo Chicken Tenders – Jays Baking Me Crazy
These are easy to make. A three-step breading process is used but don’t be intimidated by it. It’s quick and simple. These are baked in the oven and you’ll only have to wait fifteen minutes to eat them. You won’t want to wait any longer.
7. Chicken Nuggets – Pete Evans
Kids are sure to love these with their juicy goodness. They are the ultimate finger food in my opinion. My son loves chicken fingers to death. They are definitely something you’ll want to make for a special occasions or party of any kind. The preserved lemon is something new to me. They are just lemons preserved like cucumbers are preserved and turn into pickles.
8. Chicken Nuggets – Wicked Spatula
These nuggets are great for making ahead of time. You can crisp them up by putting them either under the broiler or in a toaster oven for a few minutes. They are simply delicious. Everyone I know loves chicken nuggets. Do you know anyone that doesn’t like them?
9. Buffalo Chicken Nuggets – A Healthy Life for Me
These are so simple and easy to make. They can be done in under 30 minutes. Just don’t tell anyone they are healthy and they’ll never know the difference. They’re great for parties and while watching TV. Whenever you serve them they’ll be a real hit.