Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets

For Valentine’s Day I made heart-shaped chicken nuggets. I’m not a great Pinterest mom but occasionally I impress myself. 😉

This recipe is from a friend of mine. It’s simple, delicious, and healthy. The kids and I devoured them. Served with sweet potato fries and spinach, it makes a great meal.

Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 small sweet potato, steamed and skin removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Seasonings of your choice – I use salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, and parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pour oatmeal into a food processor and grind about 20 seconds. I like when some pieces are still large and some are very fine. Pour into a bowl. Mix in flax meal, cheese, onion and garlic powder. Set aside. (This will be your breading.)
  3. Into the food processor, put chicken breasts, sweet potato, garlic clove, and seasonings. Blend this together until well combined.
  4. (Here comes the gross part!) Spoon out 1 spoonful of chicken nugget mixture and put into breading. Roll it around until completed covered.
  5. Place chicken nugget onto parchment lined baking sheet. You can now shape it into any shape you’d like. Continue this process until all the chicken nugget mixture is gone.
  6. Place in the oven for 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  7. Enjoy!

 

 

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I hope you likes these as much as my kids and I do! You can also easily add in some hidden vegetables. I think carrots and cauliflower would taste good. I thought about adding beets to make them red but opted to leave them out this time. If your kids don’t mind seeing green flecks in their food (my 6 y/o does) some spinach, kale, or broccoli could totally be added to the mixture.

Happy cooking!

-KB

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