Prep:  25 minutes
Cook:  25 minutes
Makes:  35
Average: 3.8 (51 votes)
Make this sweet potato chicken nuggets recipe for toddlers or kids as a healthy dinner idea. This healthy version of chicken nuggets with sweet potato is a veggie smuggler recipe idea that kids will love.
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Sweet Potato, Chicken and Couscous Nuggets
  1. Place couscous in a heatproof bowl. Cover with 1/2 cup boiling water. Cover and stand for 5 minutes; separate grains with a fork. Cool
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Saute onion for 4-5 minutes until very tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Cool
  3. Add couscous, chicken mince, apple, sweet potato puree, egg and parsley in a bowl. Season to taste. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Flatten slightly and coat in breadcrumbs
  4. Heat oil in same pan, cook nuggets for 2-3 minutes, each side until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel
Tips & Hints:
  • *Microwave cubed Sweet Potato until soft (1-2), then mash with a fork
  • Uncooked mixture can be frozen. Defrost in the fridge before rolling into nuggets and crumbing
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Where's meat and sweet potatoes
2 years 9 months ago
Hi. At what point we add meat and sweet potato paste?
Where’s the sweet potato?
2 years 9 months ago
I’m going to make the sweet potato, chicken and couscous nuggets but I’ve noticed in the method there’s no mention of the sweet potato at all. I guess the sweet potato goes in at step 3 with the other ingredients.