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Well once again this fall Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets has returned! But what is a gal to do who is on keto? 

Easy - Make a keto version of these amazing nuggets at home!

AuthorSue HallCategory

These Keto Copycat Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets will cure your craving!

Yields1 Serving

Ingredients:

 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenderloin strips
 2 eggs, beaten
 1 cup crushed pork rind crumbs
 1 tsp oregano
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp chili powder
 1 tsp cumin
 ½ tsp paprika
 pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
 salt and pepper to taste
 oil for frying (I like to use avocado oil)

Directions:

1

Begin by placing your oil into a deep skillet or pot, and heating it over medium high heat on the stovetop. If you are using an air fryer instead, begin to get it preheated if needed.

2

Cut the chicken tenderloin strips into bite sized “popcorn” pieces.

3

In a shallow bowl, place the two beaten eggs plus salt and pepper to taste.

4

In a separate shallow bowl, combine the crushed pork rind crumbs, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Mix to combine all of the ingredients together well.

5

Dredge the chicken pieces in first the egg mixture, and then coat them in the pork rind crumb mixture. Place them onto a plate until you have finished coating all of the chicken pieces.

6

Place the chicken pieces into the heated oil with tongs. Cook for 5-6 minutes until browned on the outside and fully cooked on the inside. Be careful not to heat your oil on high heat. If your oil is smoking, the outside of your popcorn chicken will burn before the inside is fully cooked.

7

Serve with your favorite keto approved dipping sauces.

Ingredients

 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenderloin strips
 2 eggs, beaten
 1 cup crushed pork rind crumbs
 1 tsp oregano
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp chili powder
 1 tsp cumin
 ½ tsp paprika
 pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
 salt and pepper to taste
 oil for frying (I like to use avocado oil)

Directions

1

Begin by placing your oil into a deep skillet or pot, and heating it over medium high heat on the stovetop. If you are using an air fryer instead, begin to get it preheated if needed.

2

Cut the chicken tenderloin strips into bite sized “popcorn” pieces.

3

In a shallow bowl, place the two beaten eggs plus salt and pepper to taste.

4

In a separate shallow bowl, combine the crushed pork rind crumbs, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Mix to combine all of the ingredients together well.

5

Dredge the chicken pieces in first the egg mixture, and then coat them in the pork rind crumb mixture. Place them onto a plate until you have finished coating all of the chicken pieces.

6

Place the chicken pieces into the heated oil with tongs. Cook for 5-6 minutes until browned on the outside and fully cooked on the inside. Be careful not to heat your oil on high heat. If your oil is smoking, the outside of your popcorn chicken will burn before the inside is fully cooked.

7

Serve with your favorite keto approved dipping sauces.

Keto Copycat Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets