• Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)

    Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)

    Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets made with a few simple ingredients for a delicious nut-free chicken recipe!Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)

    Would you believe me if I told you I used to eat ALL kinds of chicken nuggets? Fast food chicken nuggets, chicken nuggets on a grilled cheese sandwich (called a chicken finger melt) and those dino nuggets and so on.

    The only way you could get me to touch chicken back in the day was heavily breaded, fried and likely didn’t even have real chicken inside. HA, how times have changed!

    Ever since I started introducing meat into my diet again last year (more on that here), I have been so addicted to drinking bone broth and cooking with it. I sip on broth every single day and use it in so many recipes when cooking. Sautéing veggies with it, using it in meatballs, meatloaf, you name it. It adds the best flavor and extra nutrients to any recipe.

    Or you can just open a package of Bonafide Provisions bone broth and sip it straight up. These paleo and nut-free chicken nuggets really take the cake though. They had me doing my happy dance around the kitchen and honestly I felt like I was 15 again eating chicken nuggets in Wendy’s.

    I have my paleo chicken tender recipe here on the blog but wanted to also create some nut-free ones for those with nut allergies. I realize how challenging it must be if someone is looking for a grain-free AND nut-free recipe. I hope ya’ll can eat coconut flour and tapioca because that is what we use for these. The tapioca really is needed and helps the flour really stick on the nuggets.

    I whisk the eggs together with Bonafide Provision’s bone broth and the flavor is unreal. If you have left over broth in the bag, simply add back to the fridge and cook again with it tomorrow or sip on it later. If you are wondering what the beep bone broth even is, head over to my Bone Broth 101 post! You will get the full low down on it and why I love Bonafide Provisions.


    Chicken breasts or tenders

    Bonafide Provisions Bone Broth Chicken Bone Broth

    Coconut flour

    Tapioca flour

    Smoked paprika

    Garlic powder


    Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)


    Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (nut-free!)

    • Author: rachel mansfield
    • Yield: 3-4 people 1x
    • Category: paleo, nut-free, gluten-free, whole30
    • Cuisine: entree, chicken


    • 2 pounds chicken breasts or tenders cut into small pieces
    • 1/3 cup coconut flour
    • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons Bonafide Provisions Chicken Bone Broth
    • Avocado oil or spray (bring out bottle!)


    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and bone broth (please make sure the bone broth is defrosted and in liquid form)
    2. In another bowl, mix together flours and spices so everything is evenly combined
    3. Heat your cast iron skillet or grill pan of choice with a generous layer of avocado oil (if you want to make this recipe lighter, use spray but they won’t be as crispy!)
    4. Using a fork (I used two) take a piece of the chicken and dip it into the egg and bone broth mixture, letting the egg drip off a bit
    5. Then take that piece of chicken and dip it into the flour mixture, pressing it down to make sure the flour is coated all over
    6. Add chicken to skillet and cook on medium heat
    7. Repeat for each piece of chicken and add more avocado oil occasionally to make sure the pan is always greased!
    8. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, over a salad, in tacos, anything!
    9. *These will stay good in the fridge for about 5 days, reheat in oven or over greased skillet
    10. You

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Bonafide Provisions for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and believe in here on the blog!

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  • Reply Gabriella February 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Yum!! Could you also bake these?! I’d love to try a baked version.

    xx Gabriella

    • Reply Rachel February 13, 2018 at 8:10 am

      i haven’t tried but i don’t see why not

  • Reply Susan February 12, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Is there a substitute you’d recommend for the tapioca flour? Thank you! Can’t wait to try these out!

    • Reply Rachel February 13, 2018 at 8:10 am

      arrowroot flour or corn starch!

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