Keto chicken nuggets with green bean fries and BBQ-mayo

Keto chicken nuggets with green bean fries and BBQ-mayo

Looking for a delicious keto version of classic chicken nuggets? Look no further. Crispy outside, tender inside, these nuggets have all the flavor but none of the carbs.

Keto chicken nuggets with green bean fries and BBQ-mayo

Looking for a delicious keto version of classic chicken nuggets? Look no further. Crispy outside, tender inside, these nuggets have all the flavor but none of the carbs.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken nuggets
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 oz. 110 g parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil (flavorless)
Green bean fries
  • 8 oz. 225 g fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil (flavorless)
  • salt
BBQ-mayo
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp smoked chili powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Chicken nuggets

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the parmesan, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. In another bowl, add the egg and whisk until frothy.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg, making sure to cover them completely.
  4. Coat the chicken pieces in the parmesan mixture and shake off any excess.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Fry the chicken nuggets 5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

Green bean fries

  1. Heat up a large skillet and fry the trimmed beans for a couple of minutes. They should still be crispy! Season with salt before serving.

BBQ-mayo

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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16 comments

  1. Fabiane
    Loved it!!! Thank you for all the delicious recipes! It’s mind blowing to think that you can eat so delicious food and lose weight!
  2. Sarah Hart
    Just made these, they were very tasty, even my non-keto husband liked them! I needed a bit more parmesan, maybe I'm greedy lol, and mine didn't look as neat as those in the video, but who cares? Very nice, I'll do these again.
  3. Margaret
    I don't like the taste of mayonnaise and have been looking for a good replacement, but sour cream doesn't have enough fat. Any ideas? Thanks.
  4. Susan
    IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO ADD IN THE RECIPE TO USE A NON-STICK SKILLET. I USED AN ALL-CLAD SKILLET
    , AND IT WAS A MESS. I WILL TRY AGAIN, NEXT TIME WITH A NON-STICK SKILLET. SORRY FOR ALL CAPS, MY COMPUTER KEY WAS STUCK.
  5. Bethany
    Love love loved it. Came out so crispy as compared to the other nugget recipes I've tried.
  6. Alex
    Really good dish - nuggets came out lovely and crispy and the beans dipped in the mayo are superb 😁
  7. beckieloureeves
    I have never liked chicken nuggets but tried this dish, oh my word ! It was amazing the whole taste combo was just perfect, the whole family loved them too. This recipe is a keeper.
  8. Jaclyn B
    These were so good! Better than "normal" breaded tenders. Even the green beans fooled me into thinking I was eating a fry.
  9. Susan
    I’ve tried your recipes with a supposedly crisp crust, and it’s always a mess and the Parmesan cheese falls off as soon as it hits skillet and separates from whatever it’s surrounding. Doesn’t adhere well. I wait for the grease to get hot, but doesn’t help.
    Reply: #10
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I’ve tried your recipes with a supposedly crisp crust, and it’s always a mess and the Parmesan cheese falls off as soon as it hits skillet and separates from whatever it’s surrounding. Doesn’t adhere well. I wait for the grease to get hot, but doesn’t help.

    Using freshly shredded parmesan cheese helps it to adhere. A good test for the temperature of the oil is that it begins to bubble as soon as the chicken is placed into the pan.

  11. ki
    is there a substitute for coconut oil
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    is there a substitute for coconut oil

    Avocado oil or bacon fat also work well for frying.

  13. susan60
    This recipe served to prove something I've known for a long time.... deep frying is not my friend. My freshly shredded parmesan slid off the chicken and turned into parmesan moosh. It still tasted good - because chicken with parmesan/coconut oil moosh is still tasty. But, my kids requested not to have this again.
    Reply: #14
  14. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe served to prove something I've known for a long time.... deep frying is not my friend. My freshly shredded parmesan slid off the chicken and turned into parmesan moosh. It still tasted good - because chicken with parmesan/coconut oil moosh is still tasty. But, my kids requested not to have this again.

    I am so sorry this didn't work well for you and your family. With only 1 tbsp of coconut oil, would be pan frying rather than deep frying. The coating is less likely to stick with just a bit of oil. Also, a very fine shred is best for the parmesan cheese.

  15. Stephanie
    No where near enough Parmesan for me, had to go without coating on quite a few of my nuggets.
    Reply: #16
  16. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    No where near enough Parmesan for me, had to go without coating on quite a few of my nuggets.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on this recipe.

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