My poor kids and their texture issues. Lizzy does well, but she wasn’t a Vegan from birth. Carl does okay now because he is four and a really sweet kid that is willing to try a lot of different things. Champ eats almost anything, but he has been eating Paleo since he started with table foods and he is only eighteen months. Jude, on the other hand, is at a really rough age (2 years, 9 months), birth position (middle boy), and has the distinct disadvantage of being Vegan since birth until roughly a year ago. His texture issues are profound. Any regular meat sends him into fits and screaming. Any type of chicken nugget, however, he will generally inhale. Hence, my obsession with paleo chicken nuggets and attempts at making them healthier, bit by bit. This recipe sneaks in a few extra veggies, too!
Paleo Chicken Nuggets 2 (Baked or Fried)
-2 Cups cooked chicken breast or thigh, shredded
-2 Eggs (if you use chicken breast, which tends to be drier, you may want to add in a third egg)
– Scant 1/4 coconut flour
– Coconut Oil
-1 Cup bagged coleslaw (chopped finely if your kids have texture issues like mine)
Combine all ingredients and mix well with hands. Form into small nugget shapes (makes about 16 nuggets). You can bake or fry (see below), but they are fantastic fried!
Bake at 400 Degrees for 20 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet (flip halfway through if you want, not required)
Pan Fry in coconut oil at medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes each side.