These Whole30, paleo and AIP Chicken Nuggets are quick, easy and so delicious. Made with ground chicken and crispy pork panko, they’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
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These AIP chicken nuggets are the real deal. They come together in no time and include only five ingredients besides the ground chicken. They’re paleo and Whole30, crispy on the outside and juicy, tender and so flavorful on the inside. I made these in the air fryer but you can also easily make these on the stovetop with some additional olive oil. See the recipe card for instructions below.
Many have asked and this is the air fryer I have. It’s my first air fryer and I’m happy with it so far. I chose this one because I wanted an Instant Pot and love the 11 in 1 functionality. After speaking with the manufacturers on Instagram they confirmed that the air fryer basket coating was made of ceramic and did not include PTFE or PFOA chemicals.
Here’s what you need for these AIP Chicken Nuggets
- ground chicken
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- olive oil
- pork panko
FAQs for AIP Chicken Nuggets
Can I substitute the pork panko?
The pork panko provides a perfectly light exterior and crunch here. I recommend these as this is what I’ve used here. If you don’t eat pork, you can also crush plantain chips into a very fine powder and coat your chicken in these or use unsweetened shredded coconut.
Can I use ground turkey?
Yes, ground turkey works just as well as chicken in this recipe
Can I make these without an air fryer?
Yes, see the recipe card below for instructions on how to make these on the stovetop. They’re just as good!
Looking for more AIP appetizers? Check out:
- Green Banana Fries
- Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings
- Guacamole with Preserved Lemons
- AIP Beef Patties
- Juicy Beef Meatballs
- Stuffed Sweet Potato Cakes
If you try these AIP Chicken Nuggets I would appreciate it if you would give it a rating and short review. Also, be sure to snap a picture of the finished product and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @healmedelicious.Print