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Grain-Free Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets served with sauce with even more nuggets right next to the plate in a tray
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5 from 3 votes

Grain-Free Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Grain-Free Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets: the American staple of childhood just got a little healthier. And tastier…..if I do say so myself.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grain-free chicken nuggets, healthy chicken nuggets recipe, oven baked chicken nuggets


  • 1 pound skinless chicken breasts (I strongly recommend buying organic, local, and/or pasture raised if possible)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (check to be sure it is gluten free. Here is a gluten free brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • In one small bowl, crack open the egg and beat it.
  • In another small bowl, combine the almond meal,  nutritional yeast, garlic powder paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly mix everything.
  • Toss a few of the chicken pieces in the egg and then transfer them over to the almond meal “breading” mixture, tossing again to evenly coat them with the pieces pieces and flours. Place on lined baking sheet. Continue this processes until all of the chicken has been “breaded.”
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy warm or store leftovers in fridge for up to 5 days or in freezer for a month.


  • These chicken nuggest go fantastic with my Homemade Ketchup.
  • They also freeze beautifully so that you can stock yourself up for an emergency dinner.