Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets

Succulent and irresistible finger-licking morsels of spicy chicken with a crispy lemon-ginger coating. These are quick to make and indescribably luscious with green chili dip. Who needs barbecue sauce with this kind of flavor? Look for pasture-raised organic, or non-gmo chicken if possible. You can slice the chicken breast into nuggets, or use pre-cut chicken tenders. Makes about 30 nuggets. Serves 4.


Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets



    Dip Mixture:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-inches fresh ginger root
  • 1 egg, pastured organic if possible
  • 2 thin slices Thai ginger (galangal), optional for a spicy, exotic flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt and some pepper
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 keffir lime leaves, optional
  • Flour mixture:
  • 3/4 cup almond meal or flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour (optional to help bind the coating so it stays on the chicken)
  • 1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt and some pepper
  • Chicken Nuggets:
  • 2 half chicken breasts, in nugget size rectangles, about 1 x 2 inches
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil to fry
  • Green Chili Dip:
  • 1 large lime, or 2 small ones (peeled), or 3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • huge handful basil leaves
  • handful cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon unprocessed salt and some pepper
  • 2 green chilis, sliced and seeded
  • 1-2 tablespoons filtered water, only if needed to blend
  • 1 -2 teaspoon sweetener (optional)


    Dip Mixture:
  1. In any blender, add all Dip ingredients. Blend well until smooth, and pour into a bowl
  2. Flour mixture:
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix all the flour mixture ingredients with a fork to combine.
  4. Chicken Nuggets:
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Put the chicken nuggets into the dip mixture to moisten them. Roll each piece in the flour mixture to coat evenly.
  7. Fry 2-3 minutes on one side. Then flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until brown on both sides. Serve!
  8. Green Chili Dip:
  9. Place all sauce ingredients into any food processor or a small size blender. Process until very smooth. Pour sauce into a dipping bowl and enjoy!