Golden Chicken Nuggets + No Nasties Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: Nuggets:

 

250g free-range chicken thighs and breasts (combination of both)

1/4 cup organic green banana flour (buy some here)

Healthy oil for pan (coconut, organic olive, avocado, rendered animal fat, ghee)

Himalayan salt, pepper to taste

 

Optional: 1/2 tsp garlic powder, dried herbs and spice powders

 

Ingredients: Sauce:

 

1 brown onion, finely diced

1 organic tomato, finely diced

1/2 cup organic tomato paste

1 tsp smoked paprika powder

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tbsp coconut amino (Niulife brand is good)

2 tbsp bone broth or water

Himalayan salt, pepper to taste

Oil/fat to cook onion in

Optional: raw honey to sweeten, dried/fresh herbs and spices of choice

 

Kitchen Gadgets:

 

Stick blender

Saucepan

Frypan

Food processor

 

Method: Nuggets:


1. Roughly chop chicken pieces, and desired flavours then blend in a food processor until only very small chunks remain and it’s close to ‘mince’ texture.
2. In a large, flat container add the flour, salt and pepper. Stir to combine then wearing food-grade plastic gloves, pick up about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture, shape with your hands then place in the flour mixture and turn to evenly coat. 3. Shake off excess flour. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture
4. Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick fry pan on the stove at medium-high temp
5. Place nuggets in the pan, turning each over once one side is coated with oil, so the other side is coated. If the pan isn’t completely flat with a rise in the centre, that’s ok. As long as each side of each nugget is coated with some oil they’ll cook fine in the centre without the majority of oil touching them. Too much oil under the nuggets can prevent the surface crisping up and cause them to become soggy, so a dry-ish area on the pan is ideal!
The nuggets won’t take long to cook through. Once cooked place them on a plate to serve, or paper towel for a minute or so if they’re too oily.

 

 Method: Sauce:  


1. Place the oil and onion into a medium saucepan on the stove at low-medium temp and cook until onion is translucent
2. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer until it reduces to desired consistency
3. Allow the sauce to cool then use a stick blender (or pour into regular blender) to blitz and remove some or all of the onion and tomato chunks
4. Serve alongside nuggets in a dipping bowl or pour into a container to store in the fridge. This recipe makes a lot more sauce than needed for the nuggets recipe, so you can freeze batches of it so you always have some to thaw and use.

 

These are great for kids parties, school lunchboxes, work snacks, easy dinners... they're very versatile and can be made in bulk to freeze and grab to defrost when needed!

 

 

Free from: Gluten / Grains / Dairy / Refined sugars / Soy / Legumes / Eggs / Nuts / Seeds

 

 

Green banana flour benefits: Prebiotics help create a healthy balance of gut bacteria, keeps you feeling fuller for longer.