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Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

March 22, 2016

This recipe appears in the Thrive Market cookbook, Healthy Living Made Easy. Get your copy here, and find the ingredients in this shopping list.

What part of the chicken does a “nugget” come from, anyway? When you order the drive-thru version, you can never be sure what’s inside those little patties. Try making this healthified take on the classic Happy Meal treat at home for a lunch that kiddos (and their health-conscious parents) will love. 

Paleo Chicken Nuggets

Yield: 20 nuggets
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut flour, divided
2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided
1 pound ground chicken
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup melted ghee or olive oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Stir together 1/4 cup coconut flour, ground flaxseed, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt on medium-sized plate. Set aside.

Place ground chicken, egg, remaining 1/4 cup coconut flour, remaining 1 teaspoon sea salt, onion powder, minced garlic, and black pepper together in a large bowl and mix to combine, taking care not to overmix.

Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls and place on baking sheet. Flatten each ball into a small patty, the shape of a chicken nugget. Dip each nugget into the coconut flour mixture, coating each side, and place back on baking sheet.

Bake in oven 15 minutes. Brush each nugget with melted ghee or olive oil and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve warm.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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