Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets Recipe

How To Make Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Enjoy chicken nuggets with less guilt and more flavor. This recipe calls for an almond crust. Each nugget is then baked to golden brown perfection.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 6ozAlmonds
  • 1tspkosher salt,or more to taste
  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspfreshly cracked black pepper
  • 1egg
  • ¼cupwater,or milk
  • ½cupflour
  • lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless, and cut into bite-sized pieces


  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

  2. Add almonds to a food processor. Pulse repeatedly until the almonds are finely ground.

  3. Add the ground almonds into a small bowl, along with the salt, smoked paprika, black pepper, and garlic powder.  Whisk to combine. Taste, and season with extra salt and pepper or seasonings if desired.

  4. In a second bowl, whisk together the egg and water (or milk) until combined.

  5. In a third bowl, add the flour.

  6. Dip a piece of the chicken completely in the flour until it is completely coated, shaking off the excess flour.

  7. Then, dip the chicken in the egg until completely coated, then dip it in the almond mixture, then place it on the baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining chicken.

  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside, flipping the nuggets once halfway through cooking.  

  9. Remove and serve immediately with desired dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

If a crispier coating is desired, bake the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes, then turn on the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes to crisp up the crust. Just watch the chicken carefully so that the almond crust does not burn, and be sure that the chicken is cooked through on the inside.


  • Calories: 307.19kcal
  • Fat: 19.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.94g
  • Fiber: 3.01g
  • Sugar: 1.00g
  • Protein: 23.79g
  • Cholesterol: 74.43mg
  • Sodium: 296.44mg
  • Calcium: 72.31mg
  • Potassium: 368.85mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 36.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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