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Chicken Nuggets With Whole30 Buffalo Sauce5

Whole30 Chicken Nuggets

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Keyword buffalo, chicken, crispy, sauce, snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
400kcal
Cost 15$
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Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knives
  • measuring spoons
  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • kitchen plates

Ingredients

For the nuggets:

For the store bought buffalo sauce:

For the homemade buffalo sauce:

  • 3/4 cup hot sauce be sure it's compliant, I like this brand
  • 2 tbsp ghee I like this brand
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

For the chicken nuggets:

  • Dry pat the chicken breasts with a paper towel. Begin by using kitchen scissors to cut the chicken breast into 1 inch chunks. Designate an area on your counter where you will prepare the nuggets. In one bowl, combine the flours and spices. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and whisk them together. Set the bowl with the flours and spices next to the bowl with the egg wash.
  • Next, dip each piece of chicken first into the egg wash, then into the flour mixture to coat. Set on a plate until ready to place into the frying pan. Be sure to coat all of the nuggets prior to beginning the frying process. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tbsp ghee for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place half the batch of nuggets into the pan. Leave the chicken untouched for 3 minutes. Flip and allow another 3 minutes for the chicken to cook. The exterior should appear golden brown and crispy upon flipping the nuggets to the other side. Be sure to cut through one of the nuggets on the side to be sure they are cooked throughout. No pink should be showing. Between batches of nuggets, add another 2 tbsp ghee to the frying pan. Allow the ghee to melt, and repeat the frying process. Once chicken is cooked through, place on a plate lined with paper towels. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then place in a mixing bowl and toss with buffalo sauce.
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For the homemade buffalo sauce:

  • Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
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Notes

You can store the nuggets without the sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days!
These buffalo chicken nuggets are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, offering a zesty kick with each bite. They would be perfect as a snack or a meal, and are packed with protein!
Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Chicken Nuggets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 1581mg69%
Potassium 682mg19%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 151IU3%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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