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Keto Popcorn Chicken Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
1 hr
Total Time
35 mins

Keto Popcorn Chicken Salad recipe - Crunchy, spiced homemade chicken nuggets, served in a tasty green salad with chipotle mayonnaise & shaker sprinkles.

Course: Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Chicken, healthy, Keto, Low-carb, salad
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Chicken Marinade
  • 400 g chicken thigh fillets diced
  • 5 g garlic finely diced
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 3/4 cup pepita seeds (Green Pumpkin Seeds)
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt flakes
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1/2 lime zest
Shaker Spice Mix
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt flakes
  • 1/4 cup savoy cabbage finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 TBS Chipotle Mayonnaise recipe in Keto Lunchtime Handbook
  1. Combine the chicken and all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Leave to marinate for one hour.

  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200-degree Celsius. Line a baking tray with paper.

  3. Add the pepita seeds to TM bowl 6 sec/Speed 9

  4. Place the zest, pepper and salt in TM bowl. Combine 5 sec/ Speed 5.

  5. Place the breading crumb in a large bowl. Toss and coat chicken in the breading.

  6. Transfer the chicken to the prepared tray. Bake 20-25 minutes until crispy.

  7. Meanwhile, combine shaker ingredients in a small bowl.

  8. Combine the salad ingredients in a bowl.

  9. Serve the cooked chicken over the salad. Sprinkle shaker salt over the chicken and top with chipotle mayonnaise.

Recipe Notes

If you can't find pepita meal (pumpkin seed flour) simply purchase pumpkin seeds and use a high powder food processor or Thermomix to mill the seed yourself.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Popcorn Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1265mg53%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.