Homemade Chicken Nuggets With Ground Chicken And Sweet Potatoes

These homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken and sweet potatoes are super tasty, absolutely filling, and incredibly easy to make.  This healthy chicken nugget recipe only has a few ingredients and that’s just the way that I like it – SIMPLE.

Homemade chicken nuggets

Believe me, you’ll still get that crunch that you are used to, but without all the fuss. Don’t worry!  This meal will make everyone in your family happy – kids and adults alike.

Paleo chicken nuggets are on the menu tonight. So, let’s get started. Everyone wins when you make this healthy option for the kids.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets With Ground Chicken

Homemade Chicken Nuggets With Ground Chicken

There are a few different ways you can serve these homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken. Traditionally, people usually serve them with ketchup or mustard. But tonight… why not try guacamole!? Oh so good! My daughter actually loves to make the guacamole for us.

avocado side

If you don’t have any avocados on hand, you could also opt for some salsa. The condiments are all up to you! I won’t judge – promise.

This post is all about the healthy chicken nuggets recipe and that’s what we need to dig right into. Paleo chicken nuggets are perfect for a mid-week dinner.

Paleo Chicken Nuggets Ingredients

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Ingredients list - whole 30

Yields: 28 nuggets

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 27 minutes | Total Time: 37 minutes

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 cups finely shredded sweet potato (about 2-3 sweet potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Paleo Chicken Nuggets Directions:

Crispy Whole30 Chicken Nuggets Recipe Made With Sweet Potatoes - Paleo Friendly

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and use clean hands to fully incorporate. 

Using a measuring tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and roll it into a ball before flattening and shaping it into nuggets. Place on the baking sheet.

Bake nuggets in the preheated oven for 24-27 minutes, and flip halfway through to lightly brown both sides. Allow nuggets to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes TO REMEMBER:

Crispy Whole30 Chicken Nuggets Recipe Made With Sweet Potatoes - Paleo Friendly

The nuggets pair well with guacamole or paleo approved ranch for dipping. In my personal opinion, they need a little dip to complete the taste.

Kids will probably want ketchup and listen –  if you want to go route… by all means. But guacamole will kick it up a notch for sure. 

freeze nuggets

Can I Freeze These Nuggets?

Freeze option: Follow instructions as written. Place cooled nuggets in freezer bag or container and freeze.

When ready to eat, remove from freezer and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool before serving.

Related: Homemade Bacon Cheddar Potato Skin Recipe

guacamole and sweet potato nuggets

What do you think about these healthy chicken nuggets? You can make them for the week and serve them to your kids for lunch as well! It’s not just about dinner options, you know.

This homemade chicken nugget recipe with ground chicken is both healthy and delicious. Print it below and save it for a rainy day… or a Monday… or a Tuesday. 🙂 And make a few more for me just in case I pop by.

If you like this recipe, then you might want to try these:

chicken nuggets made with sweet potatoes
Crispy Whole30 Chicken Nuggets Recipe Made With Sweet Potatoes - Paleo Friendly

Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

These homemade chicken nuggets with ground chicken and sweet potatoes are super tasty, absolutely filling, and incredibly easy to make.  This healthy chicken nugget recipe only has a few ingredients and that's just the way that I like it - SIMPLE.

Ingredients

  • * 1 lb ground chicken
  • * 2 cups finely shredded sweet potato (about 2-3 sweet potatoes)
  • * 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • * 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • * 2 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
  • * 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • * 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • * 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • * 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and use clean hands to fully incorporate. 
  3. Using a measuring tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and roll it into a ball before flattening and shaping it into nuggets.
  4. Place on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake nuggets in the preheated oven for 24-27 minutes, and flip halfway through to lightly brown both sides. 
  6. Allow nuggets to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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