Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

from Paleo Spirit


  • 1 pound ground chicken a little fat makes for a moister nugget
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the breading:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to mix together ground chicken, egg, 1/4 cup coconut flour, buffalo sauce, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Do not overmix.
  3. Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly into a "nugget" shape. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  4. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup coconut flour, 2 tablespoons flax meal and 1/4 teaspoon salt and dip each nugget gently into the flour mixture until coated on all sides.
  5. Place the coated chicken nuggets onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. While chicken is baking, melt butter. Stir in buffalo sauce.
  8. Once the chicken has baked for about 15 minutes, remove nuggets from the oven and carefully dip each one in the butter mixture until coated on all sides. Place each nugget back on the baking sheet and bake for another 5 minutes.