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The Best Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nuggets (Whole 30)

The Best Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nuggets made in the air fryer or in the oven! Takes 20 minutes to cook and we share our secrets on how to get CRISPY and healthy chicken nuggets.

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The Best Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nuggets made with all Whole30 ingredients for an easy weeknight dinner. The most crispy oven-baked chicken nuggets made with ingredients like almond flour and coated in buffalo sauce.

Ingredients

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  • 1.25 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into small pieces/strips
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (mild or hot)
  • Avocado oil

Instructions

Oven method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and add an oven-safe cooling rack to your baking sheet (this is a game changer!)
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs
  3. In another shallow bowl, mix together the flour + spices
  4. Dip a piece of chicken into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off then into the flour mixture and add to baking sheet. Repeat for each piece of chicken
  5. Drizzle or spray the chicken on the sheet with oil to optimize crisp
  6. Bake in oven for 20-22 minutes, flipping halfway through (cook until chicken isn’t pink!)
  7. Add the chicken to a large bowl and toss in buffalo sauce
  8. Serve while warm and dip in your favorite condiment

Air fryer method:

  1. Heat your air fryer to 400 degrees and add an oven-safe cooling rack to your baking sheet (this is a game changer!)
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs
  3. In another shallow bowl, mix together the flour + spices
  4. Dip a piece of chicken into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off then into the flour mixture and add to baking sheet. Repeat for each piece of chicken
  5. Drizzle or spray the chicken on the sheet with oil to optimize crisp
  6. Bake in air fryer for 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway through (cook until chicken isn’t pink!)
  7. Add the chicken to a large bowl and toss in buffalo sauce
  8. Serve while warm and dip in your favorite condiments

Notes

*Store in fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

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