Spicy Baked Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets are a spin off from the almond crusted chicken tenders.

Low carb and delicious!

Caught your attention, yes?

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This picture reminds me a bit of Chick fil A nuggets, boy are those good! Not exactly the healthiest, but mine are so no worries 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4-5 chicken breasts, cut into nugget sized chunks
  • 1 cup almond meal (I grind my own almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce

Start by whisking together the egg, egg whites, and hot sauce. This will be your egg wash.

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Next, mix together all the spices with the almond meal. If you grind your own almonds in a food processor you want to grind them until it has the consistency of sand.

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I do an assembly line: egg wash, plate with breading, then my pan with tinfoil (spray it with oil first).

Dip the nugget in the egg, then the breading until coated evenly.

Place on a sheet and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

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Macros (roughly 3.5 oz of chicken): 214 calories, 7.8 g fat, 2.3 g carbs, 33.8 g protein

I know what I’m eating for my meals all week 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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