Keto Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

March 13, 2019Laura

Keto chicken nuggets! I’ve made these a few times since starting keto and love them! I’ve never measured anything in the past and have just eyeballed the ingredients. I wanted to share them with you all and took notes on how I made them the other night.

They’re actually super easy to make and you only need basic ingredients: ground chicken, crushed pork rinds, parmesan cheese and lots of spices. You simply mix together the chicken mixture and the crust ingredients and you’re ready to form your nuggets.

I’m sure these would be good pan fried or even made in the air fryer, but I chose to bake mine for simplicity. One tip, use a baking sheet lined with a wire rack. I tried it both with a wire rack and on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and they turned out MUCH better on the rack. Next time I make them I’ll probably put half of them into the air fryer to test that method out.

I wanted to include information about the sauces I use. I’ve used the G. Hughes brand of BBQ sauce and ketchup for a long time. The BBQ sauce contains 2 carbs per serving and the ketchup only has 1 carb, so you can’t beat that. They recently came out with a new line of sauces that includes honey mustard! Honey mustard was my favorite pre-keto so I was excited to try it! Honestly, it’s SO good and is my new favorite sauce from his line of products. The honey mustard contains 1 carb per serving. For more information about their sauces, check out their website here.

These nuggets are great served on their own with your favorite dipping sauce or paired with a side of my Low Carb Coleslaw. I hope you enjoy them!

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Keto Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 5 (Serving Size: 4 nuggets)
  • Calories 257.6


Chicken Mixture:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Crust Mixture:

  • 3/4 cup finely crushed pork rinds
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each of salt & pepper
  • Pinch cayenne


  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 350. Mix crust mixture in bowl and set aside.

  • 2)

    Mix ground chicken with other chicken mixture ingredients listed above until well combined. 

  • 3)

    Use a tablespoon and drop chicken one spoonful at a time into pork rind mixture. Form into nugget shapes with your hand and coat each nugget in crust mixture. Do not over coat.

  • 4)

    Place nuggets on baking sheet lined with a wire rack and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.


I use this brand of crushed pork rinds.

Nutrition (Per 4 Nuggets)

Net Carbs1.1g
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