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Chick-Fil-A Bites


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

The BEST Chick-fil-A Bites that taste identical to the real thing. To top it off, this Special Sauce is LIFE. Not only are these bites kid friendly, but they are also Whole30, Keto and Gluten Free. 


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Ingredients

Chicken Bites 

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup coconut or avocado oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup pickle slices (for serving)

Special Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp coconut amino
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • OPTIONAL: 1 1/2 tsp Monk Fruit syrup or maple syrup (NOT Whole30)

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks. Add chicken to a bowl with the 1 cup pickle juice and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs, coconut milk and tbsp of pickle juice in a shallow bowl, set aside.
  3. Mix almond flour and seasonings in a medium bowl
  4. Dip the chicken chunks into the egg mixture and transfer to the almond flour mixture, making sure to coat well. Place the coated chicken on a separate plate. 
  5. Repeat this process until all chicken chunks are coated. 
  6. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook 3 minutes per side. (Be careful not to crowd in the skillet. Cook in 2 batches if needed)
  7. For the sauce, add everything to a bowl and mix together until combined. 
  8. Place the nuggets on toothpicks with pickle slices and serve with the Special Sauce. 

Notes

  • If you don’t want to fry, feel free to add these to a baking sheet in a 425F oven for 10-15 minutes. 
  • For the air fryer cook on 400F for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. 
  • If you need a sub for almond flour, use 1/3 cup coconut flour and 2 1/2 tbsp of arrowroot flour, mixed.
  • The nutrition facts below is for chicken bites ONLY.
  • Category: Entree/Appetizer
  • Cuisine: DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, KETO, WHOLE30

Nutrition

  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 0.8
  • Sodium: 721
  • Fat: 26
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4
  • Protein: 35

Keywords: Chick-fil-A Nuggets, Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets, Whole30 Recipes, Keto Recipes