Whole30 BBQ Chicken Bites
Unless you were living under a rock, you know that the Super Bowl was this past Sunday, the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, my beloved Pats lost, but at least we had these little bites to munch on during that nail biter game. I am well aware that Buffalo flavor reigns supreme for the football spectating crowd, it isn't really our jam on the regular, but BBQ has a strong hold on our hearts. We might not be native Texans but we made one and we have absorbed the tastes of the Lone Star State. I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and was able to write this recipe along the way. I mixed together a quick dipping sauce using my favorite condiments, Tessemae's. My hubs was apprehensive to try these because he thought they were unhealthy, but after I told him they were Whole30, he enjoyed them on Sunday and Monday for lunch!
Sidenote: I am big Patriots fan because I went to college in Boston, Northeastern University, and I was there for the year the Red Sox won the World Series and the Patriots won the Super Bowl. It was a magical time in a magical place for me and I am a fan forever now.
BBQ Chicken Bites
Inspired by Unbound Wellness
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 cups shredded sweet potatoes, peel and shred on a box grater, wring out in a clean cloth to drain excess water
- 2 Tablespoons BBQ Rub Seasoning, I got mine from Perry's Plate's Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Cooking oil for pan - Avocado or Coconut
Optional Dipping Sauce - Half Tessemae's Ranch and Half Tessemae's BBQ Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until all combined.
- Coat the bottom of a large sheet pan with melted coconut oil or avocado oil, I used a brush to make sure it was all covered.
- Scoop the chicken poppers with a large spoon or use a cookie scoop like I did. Place them on the baking sheet and then flatten to make discs.
- Bake for 25 minutes, flipping for the last few minutes, I left them on one side to get crispy and dark brown. Serve with your favorite sauce and devour!
Shred that potato, add that seasoning, chopped green onions, and put your kids to work...
Sir Mix a Lot, cookie scoop used while I dreamt about cookies, squish it down (super fun for little hands), tray ready for the oven.
Here you see what each side looks like, I wanted them super crispy so I left them on one side.
Plate them up, dip it like you mean it, and take gratuitous bites out of them!