Paleo Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce

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Paleo Chicken Nuggets

I also love how easy these are to make. Easy clean up too, not that it matters, since I have a new dishwasher, but still. And you simply can’t eat these without Honey Mustard Sauce, the world’s best dip. I love making my own. It only has 4 ingredients and tastes amazing.

Paleo Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 3 Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ cup Arrowroot Starch
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil, for cooking
  • Honey Mustard Dip


  1. Place the shredded coconut, arrowroot starch, salt, cinnamon, and chile powder in a gallon-size zip-top bag or large storage container with a tight-fitting lid. The plastic bag method is the least messy, so I highly suggest that. Seal it and give it a good shake to mix everything together. Set aside.
  2. Using kitchen shears, trim any fat off the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place all chicken pieces in the plastic bag, seal, and start shaking until all chicken pieces are coated. Set aside.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough coconut oil to have a thin layer on the bottom, about a tablespoon or two, depending on your skillet size.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, take chicken out of the bag and place in the skillet. Don't cook it all at once, add just enough so the pieces aren't touching. It takes me about 3-4 batches to cook them all.
  6. Cook about 2-3 minutes, when the chicken is turning opaque and white about halfway up the sides. This may take longer depending on how big you cut them.
  7. Using a wooden spatula, gently scrape/scoop the chicken to flip them over and continue cooking until they are cooked all the way through.
  8. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 until all chicken is cooked. Serve with Honey Mustard Dip.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 702mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

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  1. This looks delicious Kendra! I have been in a funk lately too, but have missed your posts. I am needing some quick, easy, and kid friendly meals…this fits the bill perfectly, thanks!!

  2. THIS RECIPE IS THE BEES KNEES! My boyfriend and I are a couple weeks into paleo, and things were starting to get very boring.. Until I found this website, and this recipe! Made it for dinner last night, and were completely satisfied! Better than Chik-fil-a!

  3. All I have to say is WOW! This is the type of recipe that slams on my breaks from going to pick up something like Chik-fil-a. Thank you for the great recipes. I’ve tried 3 so far and those 3 are going to be made often (mayo, streusel muffins, nuggets).

  4. Made these tonight!!! Yummo! This is our third week of Paleo. Tomorrow I am making your spicy bacon wrapped thighs for dinner…. My hubby and son have been asking since last week for me to make them. Thanks for sharing your recipes and for answering my questions.

  5. just got finished eating this for dinner adn it was the most delicious chicken I have ever had! So easy, healthy, and kid-friendly! Thanks for all you do! 🙂 <3

  6. I made these. They are ok, not very flavorful (granted I didn’t have chilli powder, oh well). But the coconut flakes don’t stick to the chicken and just end up burning in the pan. Any suggestions?

  7. I haven’t had trouble with the coating sticking to the chicken, bu maybe you could dip the chicken in an egg/water mixture before putting them in the coating. That may help them stick better.

  8. My husband is not a fan of coconut flakes.. any suggestions on something else I can coat the chicken in to make these nuggets??

  9. I made this recipe last night and LOVED it! Im doing Whole30 so didn’t make the honey mustard sauce, but didn’t need it. Very tasty! I think my 4 grandsons would love it as well. 🙂

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