Coconut Chicken Nuggets

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The big game is this weekend, and I know you are trying to find awesome recipe options with a cool presentation to impress your friends. Everyone in my household has been obsessed with coconut chicken nuggets lately. I have been tweaking this recipe for a while now, and I finally found the perfect dressing to go with it! Naturally Fresh® is a line of high-quality, homemade-tasting salad dressings and dips with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. I found the Naturally Fresh® Lite Ranch Dressing at Publix in the cold dressing isle. You can use the free Naturally Fresh® mobile app to locate Naturally Fresh® products at your nearest store.


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4 Chicken Breasts or Cutlets (if you are serving in small cups like I did), boneless/skinless
1/2 unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup Arrowroot Starch
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp Chili Powder
Coconut Oil, for cooking purposes
Naturally Fresh® Lite Ranch for dipping

Tools and Supplies
Frying pan
Slotted Spoon
blender or food processor
Mini Solo Cups

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Place the coconut, arrowroot starch, salt, cinnamon, and chile powder into a blender. Place contents from blender/food processor into a large zip lock bag. Set aside.

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Using a knife or kitchen shears, trim fat off the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Put the chicken pieces in the plastic bag, seal, and shake until chicken is completely covered. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with about 1/4 inch of coconut oil to line the skillet.

Place chicken in the hot skillet adding just enough, so the pieces don’t touch. Cook for about 2 minutes. Cooking may take longer depending on how big you cut the chicken and if you are using cutlets or breasts.

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Using a wooden spatula or 2 wooden spoons, gently flip the chicken over and continue cooking until they are cooked all the way.

Remove the chicken and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.

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Serve with Naturally Fresh® Lite Ranch for dipping for an awesome Big Game appetizer.

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Now, that you know my fave is Naturally Fresh® Lite Ranch. Which Naturally Fresh® Dressing are you excited to try?

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