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Keto chicken nuggets are coated with Parmesan breading and fried to golden brown perfection! An easy, healthy dinner for the whole family!

Riddle me this. Why are there no “healthy” restaurants that have a fun play area for kids? Why are the only restaurants that have designated kid areas fast food? I have a confession…

Sometimes Jaryd and I take the kids to a certain chicken nugget fast food establishment because they have a kids area and we can sit and talk and eat slowly and don’t get a stink eye from the person at the next table who doesn’t understand the struggle.

The kids get to play in the tunnels and the ball pit. I wet wipe their entire bodies (mild exaggeration) and then they get to come to the table when they’re ready to eat.

It’s delightful. Plus, their chicken nuggets really do it for me.

Chicken nuggets were one of my favorite things to eat growing up as a kid. I’ve started making my own version for the kids and I LOVE LOVE that it is one meal guaranteed to fill everyone’s belly. I love that when the kids run to the table to see what’s for dinner, there are no complaints. Just joyful “yayyy’s” and “yummm’s.”

Crowd pleaser, my friends.

Whenever I ask you guys either on Instagram or on my newsletter what you guys want to see more of, you overwhelmingly say “family dinners” or “weeknight meals” and I SO feel you.

This is a side view of a white plate filled with chicken nuggets. A hand is holding one nugget above the plate and dipping it in a small white bowl of ketchup. The counter and background is white.

Ingredients for Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets:

  • chicken breast
  • egg
  • grated Parmesan
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • sea salt
  • avocado oil or sunflower oil for frying

How to Make Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets:

Prep the chicken. Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch cubes. In one bowl, whisk the egg. In a separate bowl, mix together the Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and sea salt.

Coat the chicken. Use one hand to coat the chicken cubes in egg and then drop them into the Parm bowl. Use the other hand to coat it in the Parm mixture and set aside on a plate once they’re coated.

Heat the oil. Place the avocado oil in a pan over high heat.

Fry the chicken. Once the oil is hot, turn the heat down to medium-high and place the chicken nuggets into the oil, about 1 inch apart. After 3 minutes, check the underside. When they’re golden brown turn them over and cook the other side for another 2 – 3 minutes.

Repeat and serve! Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel and continue this until all the chicken is cooked. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

This is a side view of a white plate filled with chicken nuggets. A small white bowl filled with ketchup is also on the plate. The counter and background is white.

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The best chicken nuggets

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: chicken
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

Keto chicken nuggets are coated with Parmesan breading and fried to golden brown perfection! An easy, healthy dinner for the whole family!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup+ avocado oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch cubes.
  2. In one bowl, whisk the egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and sea salt.
  4. Use one hand to coat the chicken cubes in egg and then drop them into the Parm bowl.
  5. Use the other hand to coat it in the Parm mixture and set aside on a plate once they’re coated.
  6. Place the avocado oil in a pan over high heat.
  7. Once hot, turn the heat down to medium-high and place the chicken nuggest into the oil, about 1 inch apart.
  8. After 3 minutes, check the underside.
  9. When they’re golden brown turn them over and cook the other side for another 2 – 3 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel and continue this until all the chicken is cooked.
  11. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the batch
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 1268mg
  • Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 49.6g
  • Cholesterol: 174mg

Keywords: keto chicken nuggets, keto parmesan crusted chicken nuggets, parmesan chicken nuggets

Enjoy!! xo