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5 from 2 votes

Paleo Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup pickle juice or jalapeƱo juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4-1/2 cup avocado oil or other fat for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken and juice and let marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the juice and pat the chicken dry with paper towel.
  • Add the coconut flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne. Toss to coat the chicken evenly.
  • Heat the lard in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Place half the chicken in the pan and fry 3 minutes, flip and fry another 3 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Serve with ketchup, honey mustard, or honey. The last two not being Whole30.