Inspired by McDonalds, these Healthy Chicken Nuggets are a delicious and fun toddler-friendly and baby led weaning friendly recipe. Salt free and iron rich, these nuggets are a great alternative to store-bought!
Preheat oven to 450 F and grease two nonstick baking sheets.
Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 1 tbsp of oil. Add the onion and sauté until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
In a food processor, puree the ground chicken with the sweet potato, cauliflower, onion, beans, thyme, paprika, pepper, cumin and 1 tbsp oil until smooth.
Form into small nuggets, dip then dip into the baby cereal, then the eggs, and then into the almond flour.
Continue with the remaining nuggets and spritz generously with the olive oil.
Bake for 17-20 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F. Serve with your baby’s favourite fruity baby puree for dipping.
As a dip, I usually just bust out one of E’s favourite puree pouches and let him dip it in that. You could even do a plum flavoured puree (with no added sugar!)
These chicken nuggets also contain sweet potato, white beans, eggs and fortified baby cereal for iron, plus almond flour for a healthy dose of good fats. If you're low on chicken, feel free to add a little bit more of these other iron rich ingredients.
Want to make these chicken nuggets into fun shapes? You can use a cookie cutter to mold the chicken nuggets into fun shapes like hearts, stars, and etc! Like store-bought but better.
You can cook your sweet potato and cauliflower a few days ahead of time and store it in an airtight container until you make your healthy chicken nuggets.