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Keto Chicken Nuggets

If you're looking for a fun and easy keto meal, look no further than these delicious low-carb chicken nuggets! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they're perfect for a quick and satisfying dinner.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 318.46kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice sugar-free and zero carb such as Bubbies
  • ½ cup super-fine almond flour
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Avocado oil for cooking


  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  • Combine the chicken and dill pickle juice in a shallow dish.
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • While the chicken is marinating, combine the almond flour, parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
  • In a separate shallow dish, beat the eggs together.
  • Remove the chicken from the brine and place it on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Dip the chicken in the eggs and then coat with the almond flour mixture and use your hands to press the mixture into the chicken.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate.


  • Heat 2 inches of avocado oil in a skillet to 375 degrees.
  • Fry for about 8 to 12 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until golden brown. (The internal temperature should be 160° F.)
  • Drain on paper towels and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Air Fryer:

  • Heat your air fryer to 375° F.
  • Spray both sides of the nuggets with oil.
  • Add a air fryer liner to the basket if desired, and then add the nuggets in a single layer. (Cook in batches if necessary.)
  • Cook for 11 - 13 minutes, flipping half way through until the internal temperature reaches 160° F.
  • Rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 318.46kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.92g | Protein: 35.1g | Fat: 17.14g | Saturated Fat: 4.54g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.42g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 164.16mg | Sodium: 887.88mg | Potassium: 498.81mg | Fiber: 1.68g | Sugar: 0.62g | Vitamin A: 228.29IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 160.54mg | Iron: 1.7mg