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Chicken Nuggets

YIELD: 1 Serving

This is an example of a recipe from The Keto Cookbook written by Dawn Martenz & Laura Cramp, RD.  All recipes in The Keto Cookbook are 4:1 ratio and approximately 400 calories. The recipes will need to be modified for individual nutritional needs, but already demonstrate how to include maximum fat. 

Chicken Nuggets are a familiar and favorite meal for many people.  This recipe holds an enormous amount of fat to achieve a 4:1 ratio! They will feel less greasy if they are served cold, or you could choose to use some of the fat in a mayonnaise based dipping sauce.


22g egg whites, whipped into stiff peaks
17g chicken breast, cooked, shredded
2.5g coconutfFlour, Bob’s Red Mill
0.5g baking powder
20g olive oil
12g European style butter
23g 40% heavy cream
Optional: salt, pepper, pinch of garlic powder


1After measuring all ingredients on a gram scale, shred the chicken into very small pieces.
2Add the coconut flour, baking powder and optional salt, pepper and garlic powder to shredded chicken. Stir to coat chicken. The mixture should look very dry.
3Add the oil to chicken mixture and mix again. Add the egg whites to the chicken and fold in until combined.
4Melt the butter in a small non-stick frying pan. Drop the chicken and egg mixture on the pan in small nugget size shapes and fry for about 1 minute. Flip to fry the other side until cooked thoroughly, about 1 minute.
5Remove the cooked nuggets to a plate and scrape any remaining butter out of the pan onto the nuggets. Serve with cream diluted with water as “milk”.


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