Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets: Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free Poppers

Whole30 sweet potato chicken poppers are a healthy “chicken nuggets” recipe alternative that are quick and easy to make. A few simple ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes this is the perfect Whole30, Paleo, or gluten-free family friendly meal for during the week. Double the batch and toss these chicken poppers in the fridge or freezer to make meal prepping a breeze!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cups shredded sweet potatoes (about 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded)
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion (or 1 tsp onion powder)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a baking sheet with a little bit of cooking oil, or lay down oven safe parchment/baking paper
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until the sweet potato and spices are incorporated well
  3. Using your hands, form them into the nuggets or “poppers”. They should be about 1/4 inch-1/2 inch thick, in the shape of an oval or “flat egg shape”
  4. Place each formed nugget directly onto the sheet pan, in even rows with space between each, and continue until all of the chicken mixture in the mixing bowl is gone
  5. Next, put the sheet pan into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through
  6. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauce
  7. If you want them to be a bit more crisp, put them under the broiler for about 3 minutes, or crisp them up on a fry pan over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side


  • If the chicken is too sticky to form, you can place the mixing bowl into the fridge for 20-30 minutes. This will help to make it easier to work with when forming it into the nuggets.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 16.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 22.5 g

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