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Grainless Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Grainless crispy chicken nuggets are coated in a spicy batter and fried in coconut oil. Absolutely delicious and ready in 30 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken dinner ideas, gluten free, grainless crispy chicken nuggets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 390kcal


  • 1 pound of skinless and boneless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne pepper if you like heat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine eggs, tapioca starch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Place chicken in the batter and coat well.
  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet.
  • Carefully place the chicken pieces in batches into the hot skillet, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Transfer to broiler pan and broil for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.


  • You can season your batter with ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper if you like hot and spicy.
  • You’re pretty free with whatever kind of oil or fat you choose. Just be sure when you heat the oil, it doesn't smoke.


Calories: 390kcal