Paleo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

When I first served these to my girl, she exclaimed "Mum, how did you make these at home?!"


We love serving these nuggets with either home made potato or kumara (sweet potato) fries, low sugar ketchup, a sprinkle of sea salt and some fresh crunchy salad vegetables.



Grain/dairy/gluten/crap free and totally delicious. Serves 2.





  • 3 Boneless Organic/Free-Range Chicken Thighs

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/2C tapioca flour

  • 1/4C almond flour (if you're nut free just add more tapioca)

  • liberal amount of sea salt and ground black pepper

  • 2T lard/ghee/olive oil

  • 1T kelp seasoning (like this one)

In a shallow bowl, crack egg and whisk with some water


In a large plate, mix together all dry mix ingredients. The more black pepper, the more authentic it will taste I've found!


Cut up organic chicken thighs in nugget size pieces.


Dip chicken in in the egg mix, cover and then coat in the dry mix.


Shallow fry in 2 tablespoons of oil of your choice.


Finish in a hot oven for 10 mins or so.


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Maryana Lishman is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach who supports and empowers families to reach their health goals. All information, opinions, and recipes provided on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition and are not a substitute for advice from your doctor.  All words are her own and should not be taken as prescriptive or medical advice. Please seek professional advice before making changes to your diet or lifestyle. Throughout this site, there are various affiliate links where she may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you, should you decide to purchase.

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