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Sweet Potato Chicken Bites

Need to eat healthier, that is the mantra around here right now.  Everyday I wake up and tell myself healthy meals, healthy life. Yesterday was good with my ration succotash, this morning was oatmeal, and dinner is Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers. Three meals in a row.  Repeating the mantra seems to help, if only for a little while.  One meal at a time.  

Modifications Made:
Found on wellness blog site, one can assume the ingredients in the original recipe would be the most healthiest options available.  Not having access to nor desire to fill my pantry with expensive specialty products, coconut oil was replaced with standard run of the mill vegetable oil and coconut flour was replaced with all purpose white flour.  

Chicken mixture was combined, poppers were rolled, and set in the fridge to chill.  Once ready to cook, each popper was rolled in garlic panko crumbs and fried in a thin layer of vegetable oil until outside was brown and crispy.  

Scaled for Likability: Great
Not quite a T&T recipe but definitely on the list to be added and eaten again.  The poppers were moist, tender, flavorful, and had the perfect ratio of soft insides to crunchy outside.  Not having baked them, I cannot attest to the baked version being this good.  I worry the long cook times would dry out the popper and leave a dense, soft ball.  Crunchy panko made these poppers worth popping without additional sauces or gravies needed.  Served with a side salad and an entire vegetable meal will be served.

Next time these are made, the green onions will be cut lots smaller and one teaspoon of garlic powder and one teaspoon of chili powder will be added.  

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