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Keto Baked Chicken Nuggets

Louise | January 30
Keto Baked Chicken Nuggets #keto

Whether you’re a Mom with fussy kids or you’ve got a picky partner, I understand the frustration with listening to complaints about your cooking.

This Keto baked chicken nuggets recipe is sure to please the pickiest of eaters – especially kids! Not sure your kids will eat keto? Here are our best tips.

Why You Need This In Your Life

It’s 5:30. There’s at least one screaming kid, possibly yours, possibly the neighbor’s, running around the house. The dog is whining, your boss is texting, and you have to get the kids off to practice in an hour.

Oh, yeah, and everyone needs to eat first.

It is so tempting to throw everyone in the car and navigate to the first fast food place you find. Or microwave some kid-friendly packaged food that really isn’t healthy and probably isn’t tasty while you grab some lunch meat for yourself.

There is a better way, I promise. You can do this.

Keto chicken nuggets are the miracle play in this scenario. You need something that’s quick, that kids won’t complain about (OK, no guarantees, but MOST kids like nuggets), and, something that’s Keto.

This recipe satisfies all three.

That’s an amazing thing because ask yourself how many times you’ve cooked two dinners – one for you, and one for any non-Keto folks in your household.

I’m betting it’s more than you realize. So save yourself some time and hassle with these tasty nuggets.

How I Made This Keto

Not all chicken nuggets are created equal, and most aren’t Keto. Heck, sometimes I wonder if some of them even contain food.

The chicken is fine, but the delicious breading on top is probably not Keto. It’s typically made using flour and sometimes deep-fried in inflammatory oils.

These nuggets are baked instead, and I use Keto flours to save you the carbs that would normally be in nuggets.

Almond flour works well. You’ll just dip your chicken chunks in whisked eggs, then coat with the seasoned almond flour.

Make sure you have some Keto Ranch Dressing, Keto ketchup, or Keto BBQ sauce on hand for dipping!

Free Ketogenic Diet Plan

Some of your post-work panics can be avoided with a little planning. I too struggle with preparing food during the week.

It helps to have a plan in place, and even cook some meals ahead of time for convenience.

Consider taking a look at my free ketogenic diet meal plan. It’s got seven whole days of breakfast, lunch, and dinner to take the guesswork out of eating Keto.

It’s a great way to explore new recipes and find out what works for you and your family.

Keto Baked Chicken Nuggets #keto

Keto Baked Chicken Nuggets #keto

Keto Baked Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks, Dinner, Entrees
  • Cuisine: American


Making your own chicken nuggets is easier than you think and worth the effort.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (170 C).
  2. Add all the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.  Mix well.
  3. Place the eggs into a separate bowl.
  4. Dip each chicken piece into the egg wash and then into the dry ingredients.
  5. Place the chicken nuggets onto a greased baking tray and bake for 30 minutes until cooked golden on the outside.
  6. Serve with Keto Ranch Dressing, Keto ketchup, or Keto BBQ sauce.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  4 g


  • Calories: 259
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 21 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.