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Keto Low-Carb Bacon Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Keto Low-Carb Bacon Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Avocado Ranch dipping sauce is a quick and easy recipe perfect for tenders, strips, or chicken fingers. This dish is ketogenic, great for ketosis, family, and kid-friendly with only 3 grams of carbs per serving! Serve them baked or fried.

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate with avocado ranch

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raw chicken cut in pieces on a cutting board

Does anything really beat bacon? It is so delicious! I figured I would add some bacon to this recipe to give the chicken nuggets a little crunch and of course more flavor.

raw breaded chicken pieces

I have said it before and I will say it again, the keto lifestyle is so easy to adopt because there are so many options. You do have to get creative with your meal planning, but overall, so many recipes can be prepared in a keto-friendly manner. 

raw breaded chicken pieces
raw breaded chicken pieces

Most chicken nuggets get a bad wrap these days. Most are loaded with processed food and other potentially dangerous substances. Making your own chicken nuggets from home is definitely a safer route to take.

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate
2 keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate with avocado ranch

The keto lifestyle requires close attention to macros. High fat, moderate protein, and very low carbs are ideal. This chicken nuggets recipe has a healthy amount of fat, a lot of which comes from the avocado, the monounsaturated healthy fat.

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate

You will also gain some fat from the bacon and parmesan cheese.

For the parmesan cheese used in this recipe, I prefer to use block cheese instead of pre-shredded cheese. I use a grater to shred it myself. Pre-shredded cheese has a different consistency and does not work as well in my experience. 

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate with avocado ranch

This recipe can be substituted with a few different things. For the avocado ranch dipping sauce, you can use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets

Instead of parmesan cheese, you can use whatever cheese you prefer.

2 keto bacon chicken nuggets with avocado ranch dipping

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keto bacon chicken nuggets on a white plate
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Keto Low-Carb Bacon Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Keto Low-Carb Bacon Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Avocado Ranch dipping sauce is a quick and easy recipe perfect for tenders, strips, or chicken fingers. This dish is ketogenic, great for ketosis, family, and kid-friendly with only 3 grams of carbs per serving! Serve them baked or fried.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado ranch, keto bacon chicken, keto chicken nuggets, keto crusted chicken, low carb chicken nuggets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 225kcal

Ingredients

Avocado Ranch Dip

  • 1/2 avocado depending on the size of your avocado 3/4 of the halved avocado may work best
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chives Dried or fresh
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the cooked bacon to a blender or food processor. Blend for 30 seconds. Add the almond flour and shredded parmesan cheese to the blender. Blend for 30-40 seconds to create a crusted topping. Place the crust mixture in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the Italian Seasoning, chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the bacon and almond flour. Stir well.
  • Layer a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the egg to a bowl. 
  • Dip the chicken cubes in the egg first and then the crust mixture.  Place the chicken pieces on the pan with the parchment paper.
  • Spray the top of the chicken with cooking oil. Bake for 20-22 minutes until the nuggets are crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and cool before serving.

Avocado Ranch Dip

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Mash the avocado. Stir and blend well.

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Notes

(TIP: add the almond flour, parmesan, and bacon to a ziploc bag. Place the egg coated chicken in the bag. Seal and shake to fully coat).
You can use a store-bought ranch packet for the dip if you wish.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g
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Recipe Rating




Nielle

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

I saw these on your Instagram and knew they had to be mine. Such a brilliant idea! I finally made them and they did not disappoint! I had some of the breading leftover so I tossed it on some green beans and air fried them and they were delicious as well!

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of February 2021

I love that idea!

Adrianna

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

So delicious, I made a giant batch. Thank you for the delicious keto recipes it makes it so much easier

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of January 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the nuggets.

Rachel

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

These chicken nuggets were FIRE!! My husband took one bite and goes “holy sh*t these are good!” Enough said. So flavorful and the breading stays on perfectly. It’s really mind-blowing. Make these ASAP.

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of January 2021

haha! I love to hear that!

MrsBernieMadoff

Sunday 17th of January 2021

JUST WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE AND BROUGHT EVERYTHING TO MAKE THESE. SOUND SOooooo DAMN GOOD, CANT WAIT TO MAKE. BUT SINCE IT IS 10PM AT NIGHT, AND IM SO TIRED FROM GOING TO TWO DIFFERENT GROCERY STORES, I WILL HAVE TO MAKE THEM MONDAY. WILL COME BACK AND TELL U HOW YUMMY THEY WERE, WHATS THE NAME OF UR COOKBOOK, WITH ALL THESE GOOD FOODS INSIDE, I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE IT....THANK U..XOXO

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Here is a link to the cookbook https://www.amazon.com/Super-Easy-Air-Fryer-Cookbook/dp/1641520493/ref=sr_1_1?crid=561OCXXI6ZMR&dchild=1&keywords=super+easy+air+fryer+cookbook&qid=1611280743&sprefix=super+easy+air+fr%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-1

Brandon

Thursday 14th of January 2021

These nuggets were fantastic (per usual)!! These will definitely turn into a go to recipe when we're craving chicken nuggets again. Thanks for always giving us fun, tasty, and easy to follow recipes!

staysnatched

Friday 15th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed them.