Crispy chicken Nuggets With Hot & Sweet Potato Fries & Pickled Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

Hello everyone, Happy Easter!

So I decided to make some crispy chicken nuggets for you.

These nuggets are made with whole-grain quinoa flakes and baked in the oven. This makes them crispy and delicious, but much healthier than the fried version.

On the side, I made sweet potato fries. They’re one of my favorites.

And for the dipping sauce, I came up with something new (at least as far as I know): A creamy, flavorful sauce that doesn’t use mayo.

Talk about healthy fast food to eat!

The sauce was an idea I had one day. I had a craving for sweet pickled cucumbers.

I thought those pickles would go great with a creamy, mild yogurt flavored with herbs, a little lemon, and a dash of cumin.

And anytime you make anything with “fries” in the name, whether it’s potato, pumpkin, celery, or bean fries, a creamy, thick dipping sauce is a must.

Mild and slightly tart, this sauce is perfect for the sweeter fries.

I would go so far as to call it the perfect combination.

This is a very simple and easy dish that I think almost everyone will enjoy.

And it’s the perfect dinner for my relaxed and easy Easter.

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Crispy chicken Nuggets With Hot & Sweet Potato Fries & Pickled Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 23kcal

Ingredients

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

  • 450 g chicken breasts without any bones I actually used small inner chicken filets
  • 2 cups sugar free whole grain cereal flakes I used quinoa flakes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper

Hot & Sweet Potato Fries

  • 4 big sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp hot chill flakes/powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil

Pickled yoghurt dipping sauce

  • 250 g greek yoghurt 2%
  • 6 pickled cucumber sweet medium sized
  • lemon juice + zest from ½ juicy lemon
  • Parsley, flat leaved (small bundle)
  • tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C / 400 °F.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into desired nugget size pieces.
  • In a bowl whisk egg together with spices. In another bowl use your hand to crush the flakes into a coarse crust meal.
  • Prepare two lined baking sheets. Then coat one chicken piece at a time in the egg mixture, and transfer directly to the crust meal and cover it completely before placing it on the baking stone. Repeat with all of the chicken nuggets. Then sprinkle with a little more salt before placing the chicken in the oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 min, depending on size. I gave mine 15 min and they were moist and crispy 🙂

Hot & Sweet Potato Fries

  • Scrub the sweet potatoes under running water (do not peel, it is where all of the good stuff is) remove the ends and use a sharp knife to slice them into long sticks 1cm thick (between ¼ and ½ ).
  • Make sure the sweet potato sticks are dry before transferring them onto a lined baking sheet. Add all of the oil and spices and use your hands to rub and mix all of it into the fries. Then you need to organize the fries a bit so they do not overlap each other – this is pretty important in order to get crispy fries.
  • Bake the fries for 30-40 minutes until golden and tender.

Pickled yoghurt dipping sauce

  • Use a sharp knife to chop the parsley finely. Then chop the pickled cucumbers semi fine, into a chunky texture.
  • Mix the yoghurt with all of the ingredients and season to taste. If your pickled cucumbers are not too sweet you could add a little honey if necessary.
  • Serve the fries and nuggets with a big dollop of dipping sauce and some  fresh flat leaved parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Crispy Chicken Nuggets w. Hot & Sweet potato fries & Pickled yoghurt dipping sauce
You are gonna make both chicken and fries in the oven. You could do it at the same time, since they require the same temperature, but I actually prefer to make the fries first and then baked the chicken afterwards and then just heat the fries for 2 min before serving. Otherwise you could risk that both fries and nuggets get soggy due to all of the steam in the oven, and that is just a NO-GO!

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg