Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets with simple steps so you can take it a little easier in the kitchen while serving this family favorite! Dairy-Free, THM-S

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

I don’t remember when chicken nuggets first came on the scene, but I think the first nuggets I had were at McDonalds years ago. I thought they were pretty wonderful, especially dipped in honey-mustard sauce.

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Since going gluten-free and following Trim Healthy Mama, I need to make this family favorite from scratch.  I call these lazy chicken nuggets because there are days, probably more often than not, that I don’t want to have to do much to get supper on the table.

So, instead of dipping the little chicken pieces in eggs and then picking each one out and then dredging them in the batter, I just pour the eggs on the chicken and then pour the breading over it all. Give it a stir and then get them to frying. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the chicken breasts into pieces.

I use red palm oil in this recipe, because I think it adds a wonderful flavor and a lovely golden color to your food. If you don’t have any feel free to use coconut oil only.

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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 whole eggs, or 2 egg yolks (only if you already have some separated), whisked with a fork
  • 1/2 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 4 tablespoons red palm oil
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts in 1 to 2 inch pieces.
  2. Begin heating skillet with red palm oil and coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Place chicken breasts in pie pan or other shallow dish.
  4. Pour eggs over chicken and stir around with a fork, making sure that the egg covers the chicken pieces.
  5. In a small bowl mix flaxmeal, coconut flour, spices, and salt together. Spread over chicken. Stir chicken around to coat with the breading.
  6. Once the oil in the skillet is hot, carefully place chicken in skillet without crowding too much. If all the chicken doesn’t fit in the skillet you may need to fry a second batch, if so add a little more oil to the pan before frying the second batch. Or use 2 skillets at the same time.
  7. Turn after 4-5 minutes and continue frying on other side another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

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11 Comments
  1. mongollisa

    These look so yummy….I’ll have to try them when we’re in the States this fall/winter! ….from a sister in Christ, in Mongolia….

    Lisa

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Lisa! So neat that we can connect even so far apart!

  2. Jennifer

    These look wonderful. I have one child with egg allergies. Do you have any other suggestions for dipping them?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Jennifer, I’m not sure what might be a good substitute, perhaps some almond or cashew milk, but they don’t have a good sticky quality.

  3. Karla

    What can I use instead of flax meal or ground flax seeds? I won’t use that and you do have it in a lot of recipes

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Karla, if you can’t have flax, you could replace it with almond flour. And yes, I do use a lot of flax because it’s an easy gluten-free “flour” to use, but it you can’t try substituting it with almond flour.

  4. G-Reg

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been looking all over for a batter that doesn’t just fall off. I deep fried them, and they turned out fantastique. Does anyone have the macros for this dish?

  5. Heather W.

    I tried this but I didn’t care for the coconut taste, any other way to fix them without the coconut flour?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Heather, you could try subbing the almond flour for the coconut flour.

  6. I just made these nuggets a few days ago, and they were amazing! I’ve already shared the recipe with two friends who also eat gluten free. Thanks so much for this easy recipe!

    • MamaShire (Author)

      So glad that you tried them and like them! And thank you for sharing, that means a lot to me!

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