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Chicken Nugget Dinner
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Whole30/Keto Family Dinner: Chicken Nuggets and Cauliflower Mash

This family chicken nugget meal is sure to please the whole family. It is Whole30, Paleo and Keto compliant.
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


Chicken Nuggets

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

Cauliflower Mash

  • 2 12 oz bags cauliflower rice ((or 1 head of cauliflower))
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (canned)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper (more or less to taste)


Chicken Nuggets

  • Heat oven to 400F. Cover a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Pat the chicken dry, cut it into 1½-inch pieces and place it in a large bowl.
  • In 2 separate bowls, combine the almond flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutritional yeast in first bowl. In the second bowl, beat the large egg.
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, followed by rolling in the almond flour mixture, and place on top of the baking pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes then remove and flip the nuggets and place back in the oven to cook another 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Serve with homemade cauliflower mash and tomato salad. See notes for tomato salad recipe.

Cauliflower Mash

  • Bring 1 head of cauliflower, chopped to a boil or cook 2 (12oz) bags of cauliflower rice as directed on the bag.
  • Drain liquid from the cauliflower and add to the food processor with garlic powder, chives, ghee, coconut milk, salt and pepper.
  • Blend together until smooth and top with fresh chives. Make sure NOT over blend or it will turn into a soupy puree.


Tomato Salad
Whole30 BBQ Sauce