Recipe: Healthy Chicken Nuggets (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

As a kid, I loved chicken nuggets. They were my go to, along with 95% of other the children. I actually called them McNuggets. I didn’t realize the “Mc” only applied when you ordered them at McDonald’s. Now with Tommy, I have a feeling I’m going to be eating them a lot more (not the Mc version if I can help it.)

Thankfully, here is a healthier version that we can both enjoy together. It’s easy to make, paleo friendly and gluten free too. Basically, we use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs and add a lot of fun spices to make them flavorful. I was surprised at how good they really were. These would have been amazing when I was pregnant.


I brought home the leftovers from this shoot and ate half of the nuggets by themselves and the other half were put on top of a salad. This is an awesome meal prep recipe as it’s easy to make a lot and reheating them will add extra crunch.

Chicken Nuggets


Thanks to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen for partnering with me on these recipes video. Make sure you check out our other two recipe videos featuring recipes from her cookbook, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook.

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These chicken nuggets are also a perfect addition to your holiday meal if you have picky eaters or they could even be a tasty appetizer!

What was your go to food as a kid? Did you call them all McNuggets, too?

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