Easy Keto Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets (crunchy!)

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

A healthier, low-carb option for chicken nuggets

These copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets are an easy weeknight dinner and perfect for picky eaters.

Like most moms, I love the convenience of drive-through chicken nuggets, but not so much the carb count.

Check out the nutritional info of Chick-fil-A nuggets, if you’re interested.

I wanted to find a way to replicate that deliciousness in a more healthy way. Enter: drive through copycat nuggets at home.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets: A secret ingredient

If you want that extra flavor brought out in your chicken, you can marinate your bare chicken bits in pickle juice for a couple of hours.

I’ve heard this is Chick-fil-A’s secret and it’s super yummy!

How so I make the copycat chicken nuggets crunchy?

The real secret here is to get your oil hot enough so the nuggets sizzle when plopped into the pan.

You’ll also want to make sure to paper towel-dry the chicken before bathing them in your whisked egg mixture. This way, they’ll be primed to absorb more egg.

What can I serve low-carb copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets with?

My favorite low-carb barbecue sauce is G Hughes because there’s no aftertaste and only 2 g. carbs per serving.

You’ll also find low-carb options with many hot sauces since they’re mostly a combination of vinegar and pepper- and both are really low in carbs.

What can I serve as a side with chicken nuggets?

Perfect side dish options for nuggets include:

Copycat Low Carb Chick-fil-A nuggets

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Amber @ Low Carb Quick
Easy Chick-fil-A Copycat Crispy Chicken Nuggets. A simple, keto & low carb chicken nugget recipe with only a few ingredients.
4.42 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 425 kcal


  • 1 cup pickle juice optional, to marinate chicken bits before frying
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast, cut into 1/2 in squares
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper
  • .5 tsp salt


  • Heat oil on med-high heat in medium pan.
  • Slice chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • submerge chicken into whisked eggs
  • One at a time, transfer chicken pieces to bowl containing dry ingredients and place in frying pan.
  • Flip nuggets after about 4-5 minutes on each side. Fry until golden brown. Remove and place on a plate with a paper towel.


Serving: 6nuggets (approximate)Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 57.5gFat: 18.1gCholesterol: 309mgSodium: 1245mg
Keyword chick fil a, healthy, keto, low carb
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18 thoughts on “Easy Keto Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets (crunchy!)”

  1. The seasoning amounts are off. An entire tablespoon (tbsp) each of salt, pepper, and paprika is way too much! Will have to tweek it but otherwise, the pickle juice gives a good flavor. Wonder how these would do in an air fryer?

    • Hi Breanna, These nuggets are gluten-free, do not contain sugar, or as many carbohydrates as regular breading for nuggets. Instead, almond flour is used. Hope this helps. Thanks so much for stopping by! -Amber

    • Hi, Teddy! There are 425 calories for this recipe. The food calorie, or kilocalorie (Cal, Calorie or kcal), most widely used in nutrition, is the amount of heat needed to cause the same increase in one kilogram of water. Thus, 1 kilocalorie (kcal) = 1000 calories (cal). I hope this helps. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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