Take Your Chicken Nuggets Next-Level With a Coconut Crust

Since a blank slate of protein is more agreeable with something tasty to dunk into, we’ve got you covered with a low-sugar seasonal sweet and sour dip.

Chicken Nuggets
Coconut Chicken Nuggets with Sweet & Sour Plum Cherry Sauce
Coconut Chicken Nuggets with Sweet & Sour Plum Cherry Sauce
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes 12minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the coconut flour in one shallow bowl, the beaten eggs in another bowl, and the coconut, Chinese five-spice, turmeric, salt, pepper and sesame seeds in a third bowl. Season the chicken breast cubes with a pinch each of salt and pepper, then dunk each cube first in the coconut flour, then the eggs, and then the coconut mixture.
  3. Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until toasty brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
  4. Meanwhile, add all of the ingredients for the plum cherry sauce to a medium saucepan with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes until the plums and cherries are very soft and falling apart. Mash to break up the chunks, and cook for an additional 2 minutes with the lid off to thicken slightly.
  5. Serve the chicken nuggets with the plum cherry sauce and enjoy warm.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per serving: 524 calories, 42 g protein, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 37 g carbohydrates (13 g fibre), 73 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium

Best Health tip: While the optimal amount of protein is up for debate, and will depend on your age, activity level, body composition and more, aim for about 25-30 grams (about the amount in 4 ounces of chicken) per sitting.

 

Originally Published in Best Health Canada