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Asian Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 poppers 1x


These Asian chicken poppers are a simple and delicious alternative to chicken nuggets with Asian-inspired flavors. They’re gluten-free, soy-free, and paleo.


  • 1 lb ground chicken (uncooked)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 springs green onion, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • FOR THE SAUCE – Optional
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp honey (omit for Whole 30)
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and lightly grease a lined baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken (or turkey), carrots, red onion, and green onion and mix well.
  3. Add in the coconut oil, coconut flour, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, and coconut aminos. Mix well to thoroughly combine.
  4. Roll the mixture into small, slightly flattened poppers about one inch in diameter (you’ll have about 20-25 poppers) and place them on the cooking sheet.
  5. Place in the oven for 28 minutes, flipping halfway through. Crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes to crisp further
  6. Remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through. Serve with sauce if desired and top with extra green onion.

For the sauce (optional)

  1. Add the avocado oil, coconut aminos, honey, lime juice, and ginger powder to a small bowl and whisk


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients or sauce.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30


  • Serving Size: 1 popper
  • Calories: 39
  • Fat: 1.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 4.3g