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Keto Cheesy Chicken Nuggets with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Course Entree
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings @ 6 nuggets and 2 tablespoon sauce
Calories 531kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pound chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Instructions

  • Place your chicken breasts, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, pepper and cayenne into a food processor and pulse until the meat is ground well.
  • Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and stir in the cheese. Set aside.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a shallow bowl combine the flaxseed, Parmesan, salt and parsley.
  • Form a tablespoon size ball of the chicken mixture, it will be sticky.
  • Drop it into the flax and Parm mixture.
  • Roll it around to coat it all over and flatten it to form an oval shape.
  • Continue with the rest and place onto the baking pan. Should make 48 nuggets.
  • Bake nuggets for 15 minutes then flip them over and bake another 10 minutes.

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper sauce

  • Place the peppers on a gas grill on medium high heat. Once one side gets blackened turn to another side until it's all charred.
  • Place peppers in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, scrape off the skin and stem and seeds and place into a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve with nuggets.

Notes

Net Carbs: 3g
This recipe was first published in February 2015 and updated with video in December 2019.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (6 nuggets, 2 tablespoon sauce) | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1460IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 1mg