Quick and Easy Paleo Chicken Nuggets


Author Maya Krampf from


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or red palm oil
  1. In a food processor pulse the chicken until minced. Mix in the spices.
  2. Form chicken into patties (about 25 or so) and dust in tapioca flour. You just want them lightly dusted so be sure to shake off the excess.
  3. In the remaining tapioca flour mix in the egg and water.
  4. Heat oil over medium high heat. I use a wok since it's shallow and naturally nonstick.
  5. Working in batches dip the nuggets into the batter and then place directly in the oil. Give it a little nugget with a spoon to loosen it from the bottom of the pan so it will float freely.
  6. Fry 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

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