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Keto Fried Chicken Nuggets {keto/low carb}

Every mom knows that a good fried chicken nuggets recipe is a must when you have kids at home! My Keto Fried Chicken Nuggets are so easy, delicious, and perfect for lunch or even dinner! Add this to your low carb recipe collection to keep everyone happy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Fried Chicken
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken cut into small pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • enough oil for frying - I used coconut oil, but you can also use lard or avocado oil.


  • Cut chicken into bite-size nuggets.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs and heavy whipping cream. Stir until combined.
  • In a shallow pan, add chicken nuggets to the egg/heavy whipping cream mixture and set aside.
  • On a large plate, add coconut flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix with a fork to combine.
  • Individually, dredge each piece of chicken into the flour mixture.
  • In a skillet, heat about an inch of coconut oil until it reaches 335°F. I used a candy thermometer to help.
  • Drop chicken in hot oil and turn over after 3 minutes and fry on the other side. Each batch took approx 4-5 minutes to cook but could vary depending on the size of your chicken. Do not overcrowd your frying pan as it will reduce the temperature of the oil, and the breading won't stick as well. 
  • Once each batch is done, remove from the oil, and place nuggets on top of a paper towel or frying rack to absorb excess oil, then fry the next batch until your finished frying all your chicken.
  • Optional: Sprinkle a little extra salt on top of each batch as you put it on the paper towel for added flavor.



The nutritional information provided is only an estimate as it is hard to determine exactly how much of the oil the nuggets absorb when frying. It is based on dividing the nuggets into 5 equal sized servings. 
How to freeze your nuggets:
Prepare your nuggets as the recipe says and allow nuggets to cool completely. Then, add your chicken nuggets inside a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and remove as much air as possible. Then freeze for up to 3 months.
How to reheat your nuggets
Reheating your keto nuggets is simple. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then lay your nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for 10-20 minutes or until they are warmed through. If they were frozen, they will take a little longer to heat up.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg