Gluten-Free Pickle-Brined Chicken Bites

Gluten-Free Pickle-Brined Chicken Bites
Perfectly marinated in pickle juice and coated in a gluten-free almond and arrowroot starch mix, these crispy juicy chicken bites can make a delicious appetizer, lunch or snack option. These are not only a hit with adults, but kids love them too! The crispy coating and mild flavor make them a kid-friendly snack that's perfect for lunchboxes or after-school snacks. Plus, they're a healthier alternative to fast food or processed chicken nuggets.


  • 3 chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
Prep time:
35 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
45 minutes
Yield: 3 servings | Prep time: 35 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes


1. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, place in a bowl, top with pickle juice and let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
2. Crack the egg into a shallow bowl, whisk with a fork.

3. In a separate shallow bowl, stir together almond flour, arrowroot starch, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Dip chicken pieces into egg, shake well to drip off the excess egg. Dredge in the flour mixture and gently shake off excess.
6. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side (the internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165F (74C).

7. Drain chicken bites on paper towel-lined plate or cooling rack.

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Chicken Breasts

Organic Chicken Breasts

Almond Flour

Almond Flour
Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch
Onion Powder

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil


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I'm going to try the recipe but I'm using regular flour and cornstarch . Love your recipes even if I have to substitute!

Thank you! I hope you'll like these chicken bites! - Alena

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