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SWEET POTATO CHICKEN POPPERS (PALEO, AIP & WHOLE 30)

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SWEET POTATO CHICKEN POPPERS (PALEO, AIP & WHOLE 30)



Let me tell you a story about a little girl who literally ate zero animal protein till she was about 20 that wasn’t in chicken nugget form she was so unhealthy and out of touch with her bodies innate intelligence to eat real food that she would gag at any protein that wasn’t a nugget she did not discriminate when it came to nuggets dinosaur-shaped, fast food, frozen they were all her favorite it wasn’t she grew up was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and gut issues and actually got a firm understanding of her health did she realize that those nuggets were not the best choice so clearly I’m talking about myself here maybe dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets weren’t my friend then or now but these chicken poppers are the real food adult version of the chicken nuggets that I loved for years.

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When I first made these and got a whiff of them cooking in the oven it seriously smelled like any game day snack that you would find in a sports bar or at any party my mouth was water the second they came out of the oven the smell, the texture and the nostalgic feel that I was eating chicken nuggets make these little dudes the perfect healthy comfort food.

HERE’S WHY THEY’RE GOOD FOR YOU…


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  • They are veggie packed with green onion and sweet potato which provide vitamins, nutrients and flavor
  • These guys feature coconut flour which is a grain free, healthy flour and coconut oil which is an amazing healthy fat
  • They are paleo and Whole 30 friendly and even strict autoimmune protocol friendly for all of my fellow autoimmune healers out there.

SWEET POTATO CHICKEN POPPERS ARE PERFECT FOR… 



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Seriously, it makes these a great dish to bring along to your upcoming party or super bowl Sunday gathering to ensure that you have something healthy to eat for yourself while still having something delicious to share don’t be that guy that brings kale chips be the guy that brings sweet potato chicken poppers These guys are perfect for…

  • Party appetizers
  • Super Bowl or game day snacks
  • Finger food for picky eater kiddos
  • Fun weeknight dinner

Plus, they are the perfect food for dipping I may or may not have already nicknamed this “dippy chicken” because I’m mature but really it’s the perfect size for finger food and tastes great dipped in a big bowl of AIP guacamole!

HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO CHICKEN POPPERS


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  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly greased with oil
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and thoroughly mix.
  • Begin rolling the mixture into small slightly flattened poppers about one inch in diameter you will have about 20-25 poppers and place them on the baking sheet
  • Place in the oven for 25-28 minutes, flipping halfway through crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes to crisp further remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through
  • Allow to cool and serve with your favorite sauce feel free to use a different sauce that is compliant with your own needs, like maybe a clean buffalo sauce, or even a ranch dip but rest assured that they go great with this guac.
 

THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE SWEET POTATO CHICKEN POPPERS


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Ground Chicken

If you can find the ground chicken in the store you can easily use a food processor to grind chicken breast or thigh into ground chicken.

Sweet Potato

You will grate the sweet potato for this recipe you can either use a grater or you can use a food processor!

Coconut flour

The coconut flour helps to bind this recipe and make it crispy you can also sub other flours.

Garlic powder, onion powder, and green onion

These seasonings are mild and more kid friendly but you can easily switch up the seasonings with herbs or something spicier if you prefer.

INGREDIENTS


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  • 1 lb ground chicken (uncooked)
  • 2 cups uncooked sweet potato, finely grated I used a wide cheese grated like this or you can use your food processor
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tsp for greasing the baking sheet
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour I recommend this brand
  • 2–3 sprigs green onion chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper omit for AIP
  • Optional: 1 tsp paprika or chili powder not AIP but adds a kick!

INSTRUCTIONS


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  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly greased with oil
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and thoroughly mix.
  • Begin rolling the mixture into small slightly flattened poppers about one inch in diameter you’ will have about 20-25 poppers and place them on the baking sheet
  • Place in the oven for 25-28 minutes, flipping halfway through crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes to crisp further remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through
  • Allow to cool and serve with your favorite sauce these are made for dipping so pair them with guacamole, ketchup, mustard, etc!

NUTRITION

serving size: 1calories: 277fat: 10.2Gcarbohydrates: 18.8Gfiber: 3.8Gprotein: 27.9G


Before You Go: WHOLE30 CHICKEN TENDERS


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