Low Carb Chicken Nuggets Recipe


These low carb chicken nuggets will fill you up without all those extra carbohydrates. They are baked, not fried, so you reduce the fats as well.

You can feel good about serving these to your kids giving them something they love that is a healthier alternative to traditional nuggets.

So warm up the oven, get out the ingredients and whip this up for lunch or dinner today.

Serve these with a healthy side and your favorite low carb dipping sauce.

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Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Low Carb Chicken Nuggets

If you are in the mood for chicken nuggets, but are trying to reduce your carbs, then this is a must try recipe. This is easy to make and tasty to eat.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Chicken, Low Carb

Degree of Difficulty:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 each chicken breast, skinless cut into chunks
  • 3 each eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbs half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix eggs and cream.
  3. In a separate bowl (or ziploc bagging), place almond flour, flaxseed meal, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Mix to blend together (or shake the bag).
  4. Cut chicken breast into chunks (or strips if you prefer).
  5. While oven is pre-heating heating, dip chicken chunks into egg mixture and then into dry mixture fully coating chunk.
  6. Set aside on plate.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place nuggets on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for approximately 12 - 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and low carb side.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below for the low carb chicken nuggets are per serving. The number of servings is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1/2 chicken breast
Calories 337
Total Fat 18.2g
      Sat Fat 3.6g
Cholesterol 172.5mg
Sodium 286.6mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.8g
      Fiber 3.5g
      Sugar <1g
Protein 37g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
5 pts
SmartPoints:
Non-Freestyle
8 pts
Points
Plus:
8 pts
Original
Points:
8 pts

The chicken and eggs were not used to calculate the FreeStyle points for these low carb chicken nuggets.

Tips

Depending on the size of the chicken chunks, you may need more or less cooking time. Take one and cut into it to see if the chicken is cooked through.



Almond flour, while great for reducing carbs, can get expensive. So try making your own Almond Flour with this how to.




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