These chicken nuggets with creamy mustard sauce are a healthy version of the fast food variety. The lightly herbed grain-free breading complements the creamy garlic goodness of the sauce. These nuggets may not come with a toy, but they are sure to please the whole family.
There’s a reason chicken nuggets are on almost every existing kids menu. Kids love them! Unfortunately, most versions of chicken nuggets contain gluten, unhealthy oxidized fats and even MSG. My recipe uses almond flour as the breading base and delicious garlic and thyme instead of artificial flavorings. I pan fry them in coconut oil because it is a saturated fat and doesn’t oxidize when cooking.
While everyone love these nuggets, the creamy dipping sauce is the star of the meal. The mustard, thyme and garlic unite into velvety amazingness. We like to smother the nuggets in the sauce.
Chicken Nuggets with Creamy Mustard Sauce
- 1 pound pasture raised chicken breasts or tenders
For egg mixture
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the coating
For the sauce
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, about 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch. Set aside.
For the egg mixture
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the egg mixture, whisk until smooth.
For the coating mixture
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the coating mixture, stir until well mixed.
For the nuggets
Preheat a large saute pan over medium high heat.
Heat about 2 Tablespoons ghee or coconut oil in the pan.
Meanwhile, dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then coat with almond flour mixture
In batches, add coated pieces to the heated pan. Brown on all sides, then, if necessary, decrease heat to medium low until chicken pieces are cooked through.
Serve with sauce.
For the sauce
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth.
Serving size is 1/4 of recipe
Fat (g): 22
Carbs (g): 8
Fiber (g): 3
Protein (g): 6
Net carbs (g): 5