Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers 

Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers

 When you first make these and get a whiff of them cooking in the oven, it will seriously smell like any game day snack that you’d find in a sports bar or at any party. Your mouth will water the second they came out of the oven! The smell, the texture, and the nostalgic feel that you are eating chicken nuggets or chicken poppers makes these little dudes the perfect healthy comfort food.  Meal Prep tip: These can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator to use to top on salads, over fried eggs or as a healthy meal on the go for you and your family.
Yields: 20 poppers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken (uncooked, preferably pastured)
  • 2 cups raw (not cooked) sweet potato, finely grated (You can use your food processor or buy it pre shredded in your produce department)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter + 1 tsp for greasing the baking sheet
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2-3 sprigs green onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • Optional : 1 tsp paprika or chili powder to add a kick

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and lightly grease a lined baking sheet with coconut oil
  2. Take the raw sweet potato and squeeze it with a paper towel or cheese cloth to remove any excess liquid
  3. Then, combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and thoroughly combine
  4. Begin rolling the mixture into small, slightly flattened poppers about one inch in diameter (you’ll have about 20-22 poppers) and place them on the cooking sheet
  5. Place in the oven for 25-28 minutes, flipping half way through
  6. Crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes to crisp further
  7. Remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through
  8. Allow to cool and serve with your favorite sauce! These are made for dipping so pair them with guacamole, ketchup, mustard, etc!