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FInger Food Fun: Charlotte’s Healthy Chicken Nuggets

After our success with the Broccoli Cheese Nuggets, I thought I would give homemade chicken nuggets a try.  These nuggets are not pretty and almost look like a meatball, but, regardless of their appearance, Charlotte loved them!  I had a taste and thought they were quite good.  There is touch of sweetness from the sweet potato and the yogurt coating helps keep the nugget quite moist.

If you don’t have seasoned breadcrumbs, just use plain breadcrumbs and add some Italian seasoning (no salt added) or other dried herbs (e.g., basil, oregano).

Next time I might try making a meatball with ground turkey and some sweet potato or squash.  Finger food fun continues!

Charlotte’s Healthy Chicken Nuggets

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk organic plain yogurt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil with a baking sheet lined with foil.

Chop the chicken breast into small pieces.  Combine the chicken with the mashed sweet potato.  Form mixture into nuggets or balls.

Coat the nuggets in yogurt and toss with the breadcrumbs.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Carefully turn the nuggets over and bake for another 10 minutes.


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3 Responses to “FInger Food Fun: Charlotte’s Healthy Chicken Nuggets”

  1. Amy says:

    I just made these and they were a hit with Lucy! I am so glad because we eat a lot of sweet potatoes but Lucy refuses to eat them on their own.

    • admin says:

      Great! Glad Lucy liked them! Charlotte has really enjoyed them too. Try the broccoli cheese nuggets. Charlotte LOVED those.

  2. Jessica says:

    Just made these with turkey cutlets and they turned out well!

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