Sweet Potato-Crusted Chicken Nuggets [A Healthier Choice]

Author: Chester P. Rector
November 30, 2022

Sweet potato is full of vitamins and minerals. A combination of chicken and sweet potato in nuggets seems delicious. Sweet potato crusted chicken nuggets can be made easily. Everyone loves to have this snack any time of the day.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serving: 4 persons

Nutrition Information: (per serving)

  • Calories:308 calories
  • cholesterol: 56 mg
  • fiber: 1 g
  • carbohydrate: 12 g
  • protein: 28 g
  • sugars: 1 g
  • fat: 17 g
  • sodium: 690 mg

Ingredients: 4 servings

  1. Two sweet potatoes
  2. Two boneless chicken breasts
  3. One egg.
  4. One tablespoon cornstarch
  5. Two tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  6. Salt (to taste)
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. Two tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  9. 1/4 cup flour
  10. One cup panko bread crumbs
  11. Pepper (optional)
  12. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat an electric skillet or deep fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place a cooking sheet and sprinkle some cooking spray.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into small slices.
  4. Make a mixture of sweet potatoes, flour, pepper, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Mix egg and cheese into the sweet potato mixture.
  6. Coat the slices in the egg mixture and bread crumbs.
  7. Keep them on the cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes.
  8. After one side cooks, flip them. Start cooking again until they get a brown texture.
  9. If you want excess crunchiness, take an extra 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Serve them warm.

Expert Tips

You can make more nuggets by increasing the number of ingredients. For long time storage, at first, freeze them for twenty minutes. Then keep in a sealed plastic bag. Thus you can store up to 3 months.

Dos and Don'ts:

You can serve these sweet potatoes crusted chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce.

If you want to store the oil after it cools, keep it in the refrigerator.

Overlapping may hamper the uniform cooking. So, place the nuggets in small batches in the frying basket.

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The sweetness of the potato and the richness of chicken meat make a yummy combination. You can make tasty, and crispy chicken nuggets for tiffin or office lunch. These nuggets will add a different flavor to a regular diet without a doubt. 

And sweet potatoes will fulfill the necessity of vegetables in the human body. So, get two or three sweet potatoes and mix them with chicken to make the flavorsome nuggets. Here, you will get the best Sweet Potato-Crusted Chicken Nuggets recipe.

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