Holy moly were these little chicken nuggets GOOD! They had my kids begging for more and there were definitely not any left over.
If you are a follower of Dose, you probably realized that we post A LOT of fruit and veggie recipes, but we do in fact eat some meat as well. Kasey talks about it here in this post. We try to stay plant based for the majority of the day, to ensure we are packing our body loaded with nutrients. Then if we do eat meat (maybe 3-5 times a week), it is in the evening with dinner so that our bodies have enough time to break it down afterwards. Trying not to create a pileup in our digestive systems.
Since our family started eating light to heavy and keeping our animal products to a minimum, our digestion has greatly improved and we are feeling awesome! We get to be plant based but don’t have to give up that precious meat entirely.
This chicken recipe did not disappoint and it totally hit the spot! The sauce is a MUST, you cannot leave that out. It has this sweet savory caramely flavor – oh my gosh my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Coconut Chicken Nuggets and Coconut Cream Sauce
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
2 CHICKEN BREASTS CUT INTO LITTLE (THINK SMALL) NUGGETS
3/4 CUP OF BROWN RICE FLOUR
3/4 CUP OF SPOUTED SPELT FLOUR (OR A GF FLOUR MIX)
3/4 CUP FINELY SHREDDED ORGANIC COCONUT
1/2 TSP SALT
1/2 TSP GARLIC POWDER
1 TBSP AVOCADO OIL (OR OTHER HIGH HEAT OIL)
1 BEATEN EGG
FOR THE SAUCE:
1/3 CUP COCONUT CREAM (FROM THE CAN)
1/3 COCONUT SUGAR
1 TBSP TAMARI
Combine the all of the dry ingredients on a plate with a fork and set aside. Place all of the chicken pieces into a small bowl and cover with the beaten egg mixture. Taking one nugget at a time, dip it in the dry ingredient mix until it is well covered. Once you have about 1/3 of the chicken nuggets battered, warm up a large skillet and pour some of the grapeseed oil in. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Repeat the process two more times or until all of the chicken pieces have been cooked. Its a good idea to wipe the pan clean in-between your batches.
After all of your chicken is cooked, you can poor the ingredients for your sauce into that same pan. Cook for a 1-2 minutes stirring to avoid clumps. You can either toss the chicken in the sauce or drizzle over the chicken once it has been plated. Then enjoy!
Get creative and use what you have for vegetables! We served it over some brown rice and it was delicious!
Benefits of chicken: Chicken is noted to have a high protein content and provide beneficial macro nutrients. The ONLY way you can receive benefits of eating ANY meat, including chicken, is to be sure it is organic, pasture raised and preferably as local as possible. Remember you only need 3-5 servings of animal products per week and you want to try and eat them later in the day for optimal digestion. Chicken can provide cardiovascular benefits and a great dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids which your body needs to help reduce systemic inflammation.