Recipe Review

These Whole30 Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets Are So Delicious

published Nov 21, 2018
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Healthful comfort food is like the brass ring of home cooking. The ultimate goal is a recipe that’s healthy enough to eat every night if you wanted to, but that’s also delicious and comforting enough to feel indulgent if you were to eat a whole plate of it while watching sad movies on the sofa after a bad day. If you’re looking for something that fits that bill, you should take a look at these sweet potato chicken poppers, which are basically chicken nuggets full of sweet potatoes, and they’re even Whole30- and Paleo-approved.

The “nugget” is an under-appreciated food shape. They have nostalgia value, and even picky kids will usually at least try a bite of anything that appears before them in a nugget shape. But nuggets are crispy, tiny-sized finger foods that are ideal for lunches or serving at parties. You could skewer them on toothpicks, but it’s just as fine to eat them with your fingers.

This recipe for sweet potato chicken poppers calls for ground chicken and uncooked sweet potato to be mixed with coconut oil, coconut flour, green onion, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt, then rolled into slightly smooshed, handmade “nugget” shapes and baked in the oven until they’re cooked through. They can also take a few minutes under the broiler to make them nice and crisp. They take about 30 minutes.

These poppers, like all the best nuggets, are also great for dipping. The author says she calls them “dippy chicken” and especially recommends dipping them in guacamole, but also says they’d be great in a Buffalo sauce or ranch dip, or whatever strikes your fancy as something that might be good to dip chicken in.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers from Unbound Wellness

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