Sweet Potato, Chicken and Couscous Nuggets

February 28, 2017

Watch the kids demolish these.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins


1/2 cup couscous

1/2 cup Sweet Potato puree*

2 tsp olive oil

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

500 g chicken mince

1 small apple, peeled, cored, coarsely grated

1 egg

1 tbsp chopped parsley

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Oil, for shallow frying


1Place couscous in a heatproof bowl. Cover with ½ cup boiling water. Cover and stand for 5 minutes; separate grains with a fork. Cool.

2Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Sauté onion for 4-5 minutes until very tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Cool.

3Add couscous, mince, apple, sweet potato puree, egg and parsley in a bowl. Season to taste. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Flatten slightly and coat in breadcrumbs.

4Heat oil in same pan, cook nuggets for 2-3 minutes, each side until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.

5Tip: *Microwave cubed Sweet Potato until soft (1-2 mins), then mash with a fork. Uncooked mixture can be frozen. Defrost in the fridge before rolling into nuggets and crumbing.