Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners
Chicken nugget recipes

Who doesn’t love a scrumptious chicken nugget with honey mustard dipping sauce? Even better, who doesn’t love a chicken nugget that combines the sweetness of a sweet potato and flavorful spices for a tasty take on this classic meal? These Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets will become an absolute household favorite meal for you AND the family. In fact, whipping up this recipe leaves you with six servings, so there’s plenty to share or save for later!

Simple to prepare and sure to satisfy, Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets combine an array of sweet and salty flavors to provide perfection in the kitchen. With the addition of homemade honey mustard, your taste buds will be satisfied and your stomach will be filled. What makes this dish even better, you ask? One serving counts as a mere one SmartCarb and one Powerfuel. So not only is this lunch or dinner delightful to taste, it’s also Nutrisystem approved!

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Servings: 6 (3 nuggets)

Calories per Serving: 198

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 Powerfuel

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 medium raw sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika or chili powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ¼ tsp. vinegar
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grate sweet potato in grater or in food processor. Take sweet potato and squeeze it with a paper towel or cheese cloth to remove liquid.
  3. Combine lean ground chicken, sweet potato, wheat flour, garlic powder, onion power, paprika/chili powder and shape mixture into small, slightly flattened nuggets.
  4. Place on lightly greased-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Cook for 28 minutes, flipping half way.
  6. Broil for two minutes to crisp further.
  7. For honey mustard, combine nonfat greek yogurt, honey, mustard, vinegar and black pepper in a food processor until smooth.