Coconut Chicken Nuggets with BBQ Sauce “Paleo”

These are by far the best chicken nuggets I have ever had! This recipe is a must try.  Prepare the BBQ sauce first.

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Nugget Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound ground chicken
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup almond flour (or preferred flour)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In bowl combine 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup coconut and salt & pepper, mix to combine.
  3. In separate bowl combine the ground chicken, 1/2 cup flour, onion powder, garlic powder, egg yolk and salt & pepper.  Mix well until everything is incorporated.
  4. In sauté pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat. Take about 2Tbsp work of chicken mixture and form into a nugget and then coat with the coconut and almond mixture.  Repeat with remaining chicken.  You should make about 15-18 chicken nuggets..
  5. In small batches place nuggets into heated coconut oil and cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Transfer nuggets to a parchment lined bake pan and place in oven for 4-5 minutes to allow chicken to cook through.  Repeat with remaining nuggets.

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“BBQ” Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 sm. 156ml can organic tomato paste
  • 4Tbsp shallots, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1Tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Heat coconut oil in sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Place minced shallots and garlic in sauce pan until soft.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Let cool if desired.

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