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Carnivore Fried Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Jill Baker


This breading recipe is suitable for a carnivore diet because it uses a nut flour.  Enjoy!


  • 1 lb. Mangalitsa Lard
  • 1 lb. GMO Free, Pasture Raised, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenderloin
  • 1 c. Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp. Garlic, diced fresh or dried
  • 1 Dash Cayenne Pepper


  1. Start out by putting come of the the lard in a deep frying dish and heat over medium to medium high heat to pre-heat to 350-400º F.

  2. Next, in a gallon size ziploc bag, combine the dry ingredients.  Set aside.

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  3. Slice the chicken breast across the grain into slices about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into smaller pieces if desired.

  4. At this point, place some of the chicken pieces into the bag and shake until the pieces are thoroughly coated.  Allow to set for a minute or two so the coating adheres to the pieces.

  5. When the fat is hot, carefully place the pieces in it.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the meat is white up the sides.  Turn and cook for about 3 more minutes.

    GMO free, gluten free chicken nuggets frying.
  6. Finally, remove the pieces from the fat and drain on a cooling rack or on absorbent paper.  Enjoy with your favorite sauce: mustard, honey mustard, BBQ, or ranch.

    GMO free, pasture raised, gluten free chicken nuggets


Feel free to change up your seasonings to suit your palate!

Try this in the air-fryer and tell us how it turned out!

This recipe is similar to the GF Chicken Nuggets recipe found here.