Kick’n Chicken Nuggets & Patties
For the chicken mixture
1.5 pounds boneless chicken thighs cut into 1” cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons powdered onion granules
2 teaspoons powdered garlic
1/2 teaspoon of one of the following
optional add ins
2 cups finely ground pork skins (I used Pork Panko 0 Carb Pork Rind Breadcrumbs)
coconut oil for frying or use Air Fryer or bake.
If baking, preheat oven to 350.
Place cubed chicken thighs in bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times then turn on until meat is completely ground.
Open lid, add eggs and seasoning. Pulse again until thoroughly combined.
Pour pork crumbs onto a shallow pan or plate. With a spoon or your hands shape chicken mixture into patties or nuggets. The mixture will feel very wet. Once patty or nugget is formed place on pork crumbs and scoop them on top of the chicken, pick up and lightly press into nuggets. Continue to repeat this step until all the mixture is gone.
Various ways to cook:
These awesome chicken patties can be immediately cooked.
Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil about a 1/4” deep. When oil is hot (there will be a slight ripple effect in the oil) place patties or nuggets in an cook until golden, flip, repeat again for a total of 10 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place patties/nuggets. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
Place in basket of Air Fryer (I own the 5.8 Qt Simple Living Products model) set temperature to 400 and bake for about 9 minutes.
This Kick’n Chicken can be made into patties/nuggets and placed raw in the freezer for future meals.
The cooking times for frozen chicken is:
Air Fryer: 17 minutes
Oven: 30-35 minutes
Deep Fryer 15-17 minutes.
Depending on what you’re in the mood for you can create countless varieties of meals!!
Patties can be served with marinara and mozzarella, add southwest flair and top with guacamole and bacon, or keep it simple and Southern with Keto Country gravy!!
Kids love chicken nuggets!!! And these are sure to please!! Dip them in bbq sauce or ketchup (my top pick is AlternaSweets sauces) and enjoy!!
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