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In the Kitchen-Almond Coated Chicken Nuggets

wildmanwill84 March 23, 2014


In the Kitchen with Wild Will

Almond Coated Chicken Nuggets

Raise your hand if you love Chicken Nuggets!! I love them; honestly I can’t really get enough of them. That great crunch! Makes for an awesome meal or snack, all be it not a very healthy snack or meal.  Chicken Nuggets are typically breaded and then fried filling them with Trans fats and high carbs. That is until now. This week’s recipe is going to take a high fat low, nutrient fried piece of chicken and transform it into a high protein, high nutrient with very little carbohydrate treat that you will just have to share with everyone.


1 pound of chicken (Free range)1505490_10101712194365828_1818928665_n

1 TBSP Turmeric

1 TBSP Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Almonds

1 TBSP Cayenne Pepper

2 Eggs

½ cup Grape Seed Oil


In blender or food processor combine almonds, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper. Once blended place powder on a plate

Fill a frying pan with ½ cup Grape Seed Oil and turn it on high

Chop up the chicken into nuggets

Crack the eggs into a pan and whisk with fork

Take each nugget and dip it in the egg getting it nice and wet

Take the nugget and coat it in the powder. Make sure you coat the whole nugget

Now take the nugget and place it in the pan with the Grape Seed Oil. The chicken will start to “fry”

Keep turning the nugget on all of its sides to cook it evenly and not let it burn

Once the Nugget gets up to 165 Degrees place the nugget on another plate with a paper towel on it to drain away some excess Grape Seed Oil

Let the nuggets cool and enjoy with your favorite side. Personally I recommend the Kale Chips you will find on the site.


1511516_10101711695775008_2081713939_nMacro Breakdown

Please note that you will not use all the of the Grape Seed Oil so I’m only counting ¼ of the ½ cup for the macros

I also only use ½ cup of Almonds for a light coating. You can add more Almonds for a heavier coating just make sure it’s accounted for in the macros.

16 oz. serving

Calories 1250

Fat 83 Grams

Protein 178 Grams

Carbohydrate 10 Grams


Now I don’t anyone of you will eat all 16 ounces. So if you want 4, 6 or 8 ounces just divide the total number by the ounces you desire.

For example

6 oz single serving

Calories 208

Fat 13g

Protein 29g

Carbohydrate 1.6 carb

Very low carb indeed!

I hope you all enjoy this week’s In the Kitchen Recipe!!

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