eats // paleo & gluten free chicken nuggets

I can't take credit for this delish Italian style (paleo) chicken nugget recipe, I found it here and highly recommend it!  It may not be as easy as drive-thru nuggets but totally worth it.  We had them for dinner but would also be a fun starter for any holiday party ---- one that adults & little's will enjoy!

serves: 4  prep time: 30 min  cook time: 20 min

  • 1 1/4 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 2 eggs, whisked together in a separate bowl
  • Melted coconut oil, about a 1/4" layer in frying pan
  • Serve with your favorite marinara sauce
  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, all about the same size
  • Mix together the herbs, spices and flours in the Seasonings/Coatings Mixture and transfer to a plastic bag
  • Whisk the two eggs in a separate bowl
  • Next dip each chicken nugget in the whisked eggs, and place in bag with coating mix
  • Gently shake bag to distribute mixture evenly over the chicken nuggets
  • Remove the coated nuggets from bag and tap each once to remove any excess flour
  • Pour about 1/4 inch of melted coconut oil into a frying pan and heat to medium
  • Carefully place about one-third of the chicken nuggets in the hot oil and fry about 2-3 minutes per side – or until cooked through and a light golden-brown color.
  • IMPORTANT: Fry nuggets in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan – repeat until all nuggets are cooked
  • Place nuggets on paper towels to drain
  • Plate with warm marinara sauce for dipping
In other news Charlie has developed a strong love of dinosaurs and likes to act like one. Only problem is dinosaurs like to rip apart their rooms and when asked to clean the room up I get this response "no Charlie clean up, dinosaur made mess."  Conveniently T.rex leaves and Charlie comes back accessing the mess with his binoculars. 


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