Baked Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets

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An easy and healthy recipe your picky eaters will love!

If you’re struggling to find healthy recipes for your kids, these baked sweet potato chicken nuggets are not only super yummy, they are also quick and easy to make on a sheet pan in your oven with just a few cheap ingredients including ground chicken, shredded sweet potato, almond flour and seasoning.

Easy Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets -- A great lunch or dinner recipe for kids! My picky eaters love these sheet pan chicken nuggets. Plus they are healthy and paleo friendly.

They are fabulous for lunch, dinner or served as a filling after school snack. We especially love to dip them in ranch dressing! If you’re making them into a meal they pair really well with a salad, roasted broccoli, apple sauce, fruit, mac and cheese, or anything else you know your kids will dig into.

Baked Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets -- A quick, easy and healthy recipe! My kids love them.

You simply mix everything together in a large bowl, and then roll up bite size pieces of the mixture and flatten them to form a “chicken nugget” shape. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, flipping half way through. Easy peasy! No greasy pan involved.

Baked Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets -- A super quick and easy healthy lunch or dinner recipe for kids! My picky eaters love them. Plus they are paleo friendly and cheap to make.

The sweet potato in this recipe gives these little chicken bites a unique and subtly sweet flavor. It’s like eating a chicken nugget with a sweet potato fry all in one bite. So yummy! I think this simple recipe is great for kids and adults of all ages, including toddler and teens. And, although there’s no breading, you still get that comfort of eating a chicken nugget especially if you serve them with a dipping sauce like ranch or bbq.

Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets -- A healthy and easy recipe! My kids love these sheet pan chicken bites. So simple to make with just a few cheap ingredients.

Double The Recipe & Freeze For Later

You can easily freeze these sweet potato chicken nuggets so that you always have a last-minute healthy meal ready on busy weeknights or for school lunch boxes.

  1. Cook according to the instructions and then allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
  2. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes or until they are solid enough to not stick together. You can also transfer them to a plate if the baking sheet doesn’t fit in your freezer (you just don’t want them touching).
  3. Once the nuggets are slightly frozen, you can then freeze them together in an air tight container or freezer bags. Consider separating them out into the portion sizes that you would most likely be cooking at once.
  4. Reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Healthy Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Nuggets (With Sweet Potato!) - Looking for healthy recipes for your kids? These baked chicken bites make for great lunch ideas and last minute dinners. So simple and cheap to make!

Baked Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets (Easy & Healthy!)

Are you looking for easy lunch or dinner recipes for your kids? Your picky eaters are going to love these healthy sheet pan chicken nuggets! They are loaded with hidden sweet potato and are baked instead of fried. They make for a wonderful last minute meal or even after school snack idea.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, dinner, easy, healthy, kids, lunch ideas, paleo, snacks, sweet potato
Servings: 24 nuggets

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 cups uncooked shredded sweet potato (about 1 large sweet potato)
  • 3 tbsp almond flour *see notes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix everything together until all of the seasoning is well incorporated.
  • Use your hands to roll the mixture into bite size pieces, and then flatten them a bit until they resemble a chicken nugget; place them evenly on your baking sheet (you don't need a lot of space in-between each nugget as they don't flatten or change shape as they bake).
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, flipping them over half way through.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce! We prefer ranch dressing.

Notes

*You can use just about any type of flour for this recipe that you'd like, just be sure to keep the conversion in mind as all flours absorb moisture differently. If you're using coconut flour, I recommend cutting the amount in half, and I'd only use about 2 tbsp of regular white flour. 

Baked Healthy Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets -- A quick and easy snack, lunch or dinner idea for kids! My picky eaters love these sheet pan chicken bites. Freezer friendly, too! A great last minute meal idea for busy moms and dads. Paleo friendly, healthy and made with just a few cheap ingredients.

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