Are you looking for the best keto friendly chicken nugget recipe? They are a classic dish that kids and adults alike love to eat. Keto chicken nuggets are easy to make, freeze beautifully, and if the right ingredients are used, they make a fantastic keto friendly meal. The original version of this recipe was first published in The Keto Cookbook. That recipe is a 4:1 ratio and can be found in the KetoDietCalculator under “standard meals”. We have updated the recipe to include US customary measurements as well as gram weights and the ratio is lower so it can be enjoyed by those following a modified version of a ketogenic diet therapy.
Both the updated version and the original 4:1 ratio version recipes are available on this page (the modified version is listed below). We hope you enjoy this recipe!
The Keto Cookbook version 4:1 ratio
406 Calories 4:1 Ratio 1.6g Carbs
___22g Egg Whites, whipped into stiff peaks
___17g Chicken Breast, cooked, shredded
___2.5g Coconut Flour, Bob’s Red Mill
___0.5g Baking Powder
___20g Olive Oil
___12g European Style Butter
___23g 40% Heavy Cream
Salt, Pepper, Pinch of Garlic Powder
After measuring all ingredients on a gram scale, shred the chicken into very small pieces. Add 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. Add the oil to chicken mixture and mix again. Add the egg whites to the chicken and fold in until combined. Melt 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. Remove 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”.
If ratio allows, add fresh fruit such as strawberries that have been blended into a puree and mix into the cream to make a strawberry milk shake.
Ask for new empty containers at fast food restaurants to serve the chicken nuggets and milkshakes.
Ask your dietitian if you would like to add a dipping sauce such as low sugar ketchup or mustard.
Can easily substitute any other cooked protein such as salmon or chicken livers.