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Low Carb Keto Paleo Baked Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer

These Low Carb Keto Paleo Baked Chicken Nuggets are cooked in the air fryer and have an Asian twist! A healthy, gluten free, family-friendly weeknight dinner! Oven baked option too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 286kcal


  • 1 Pound Free-range boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • Cooking spray of choice

For the dip: *

  • 2 Tbsp Natural creamy almond butter
  • 4 tsp Coconut aminos (or GF soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Monkfruit (omit for whole30)


  • Preheat you air fryer to 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • While the air fryer heats, cut the chicken into nuggets (about 1 inch pieces,) dry them off and place them in a bowl. Toss with salt and sesame oil until coated.
  • Place the coconut flour and ground ginger in a large Ziploc bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken and shake until coated.
  • Place the egg whites in a large bowl and add in the chicken nuggets, tossing until they are all well coated in the egg.
  • Place the sesame seeds in a large, Ziploc bag.  Shake any excess egg off the chicken and add the nuggets into the bag, shake until well coated.
  • GENEROUSLY spray the mesh air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the nuggets into the basket,* making sure to not crowd them or they won't get crispy. Spray with a touch of cooking spray. 
  • Cook for 6 minutes. Flip each nugget and spray for cooking spray. Then, cook an additional 5-6 minutes until no longer pink inside, with a crispy outside.
  • While the nuggets cook, whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Serve the nuggets with the dip and DEVOUR!


*If you like a lot of dip, you may want to double this
**You will most likely have to cook the nuggets in 2 batches, unless you have a huge air fryer!


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.3g | Protein: 29.9g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1.8mg