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If you’re like me you love chick-fil-a sauce with nuggets. I’ve created a copycat recipe that’s gluten free, keto friendly and 100% delicious! Checkout this low carb doppelgänger recipe and Eat more chicken!!!

How to make Chick-fil-a sauce

That golden sweet sauce that we love is sadly loaded with sugar, inflammatory oils, corn syrup and lots of preservatives. This keto copycat Chick-fil-a sauce ditches all the sugar and carbs giving you a fantastic tasty sauce suitable for all your nugget dipping needs.

At its core this sauce is essentially barbecue sauce, honey mustard and mayonnaise combined. If you’re not keto you could easily take 3 parts mayo, 2 parts honey mustard and 1 part bbq sauce. This would give you a very close copycat. For us keto folks like always we have to do a little more work. I’ve found that Wondrose is a great keto friendly sweetener for sauce recipes. Mainly because it dissolves completely unlikely granular erythritol that gives sauces a grainy texture.

What is Wondrose?

Recently I had a chance to try out a new keto friendly sugar replacement Wondrose from Keto and Co. It’s a zero net carb and zero calorie sweetener made from Erythritol, Non GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Inulin and Monk Fruit. I was very impressed how well it blended into the sauce and has a powdered sugar consistency instead of the granule texture I’m used to with erythritol. I’m impressed with the fact that there was no cooling aftertaste. I look forward to trying it in some baking recipes in the near future so stay tuned.

Alternasweets BBQ to the Rescue!!

If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know I’m a big fan of alternasweets bbq sauce. In my opinion it’s the closest to traditional bbq sauce that I’ve ever tried. I’ve got plenty of other recipes using alternasweets ketchup and bbq sauce that you can checkout. For this Chick-fil-a sauce copycat recipe the bbq sauce helps add a sweet and smoky flavor to the sauce. It also helps with creating that golden color of the original recipe.

Eat More Chicken (Nuggets)

The nuggets at chick-fil-a are probably the best in the fast food game. They taste like real chicken and aren’t overly processed or coated in a thick batter. Creating a keto version was fairly easy by marinating them in a simple mixture of Dijon mustard, smoked paprika and one egg. This marinade helps keep the chicken juicy. It also acts as a binder to hold the Pork King Good Breadcrumbs on the chicken. Once you’ve breaded the chicken I place a sheet of parchment paper over the sheet pan for easy clean up. The final step before baking the nuggets is to give the chicken a quick spray of cooking oil. This helps the nuggets crisp up in the oven.

More Keto Chicken Recipe Ideas


keto copycat chicken nuggets with chick fila dipping sauce

Chick-Fil-a Sauce

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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Chick-Fil-a
Keyword: Chick-fil-a, Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Culinary Lion

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together. Store in the fridge for up to 2 months

Notes

Serving size 2 tbsp

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

chick fil a copycat sauce recipe with nuggets made with pork rind crumbs

Chick-Fil-a Nuggets

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Chick-Fil-a
Keyword: Chicken, Nuggets
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Culinary Lion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 Degrees F.
  • Cut chicken breast into small 1.5 inch pieces then toss in a bowl and combine with smoked paprika, egg and dijon mustard. Let marinate in the fridge for 15-30 minutes
  • Pour 1 cup of pork king breadcrumbs into a bowl. one at a time coat the pieces of chicken in the bread crumbs. gently press the breadcrumbs into each piece of chicken.
  • Place each piece of chicken on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray each nugget with cooking spray of choice.
  • Bake For 30-35 minutes until chicken nuggets are crispy. serve with Keto Chick-Fil-a Sauce.

Notes

4oz. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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