Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rosemary Chicken Nuggets w/ a Spicy BBQ Sauce

A healthy alternative to a childhood favorite:) I'd love to know what you all think if you make them! I thought it was great and so did my dad.
Rosemary Chicken Nuggets 
Makes 12-15 small nuggets

 Ingredients: chicken, egg, garlic powder, almond flour, coconut flour, coconut shreds, coconut oil, olive oil, and rosemary

First, place in a food processor:
2 uncooked, boneless chicken breasts

Pulse until chicken is ground up.  This does not take long, approx. 30 seconds or less.

In a bowl mix together:
ground chicken
1/4 cup almond flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour {or another 1/4 cup almond flour}
1 small egg
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

In a separate bowl mix together:
1/4 cup almond flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut shreds
1-2 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary

In the skillet melt over medium a generous portion of a mixture of coconut oil and olive. Form the chicken mixture into 1-2 Tbsp balls and then roll in flour mixture.  Place a couple of nuggets in the skillet and cook about 4 minutes on both sides. Then repeat until all nuggets have been cooked.

Then enjoy with a Spicy BBQ Sauce {Recipe is below}

This was a great sauce for dipping the little nuggets into. Does not taste quite like regular BBQ sauce, but has it's own unique, wonderful flavor and is quite tasty.
Spicy BBQ Sauce

Ingredients: Diced & Fired Roasted canned tomatoes {We get ours from Trader Joes. You can use regular tomatoes, but this is what gives the sauce it's spice because it has green chiles in it}, Dijon mustard, coconut oil, tomato paste, oranges, apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, garlic cloves, stevia {or honey}, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and chili powder

In a skillet on medium low saute:
4 chopped up garlic cloves

Saute until garlic is soft.

Place in a blender:
sauteed garlic
3/4 cup fresh orange juice {about 2 1/2 large oranges}
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2/3 can of the Diced & Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 tsp coconut flour
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp smoked paprika
1-2 tsp chili powder 
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
drop of stevia or tiny bit of honey {optional}

Blend well, then pour mixture in a pan. Bring to boil, then lower down to a simmer. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.  This takes about 10-15 minutes.

Quotes from those who have tried this recipe  
~ One of my favorite recipes so far [Homemade paleo chicken nuggets]... I couldn't believe how simple yet delicious it was! Thank you for the recipe! ~