Chipotle Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers
Chipotle sweet potato chicken poppers are paleo, whole30, and so easy to make! These spicy chicken poppers are so flavorful and delicious! A perfect freezer-friendly meal prep recipe.
Today was a chipotle sweet potato popper sort of day…
I had the house to myself, so naturally, I started cooking.
Because: what else?
I have been meaning to create a recipe like this for awhile now, so I finally got around to doing it and boy am I glad I did!
Tasty levels to one-thousand!
The spicy pop of chipotle and the sweet potato mixed with all the other good stuff was the perfect protein packed snack before heading out into the snow for a much needed sunshine break!
It poppers time!
Have you ever tried poppers before, because I don’t recall ever taking part in these delicious bites before today.
Boy was I missing out!
The spiciness and deliciousness is outta control here.
If you haven’t hopped on the chipotle popper train, then today’s your day!
Now, these are stellar on their own, but they are also bomb paired with ketchup.
Because: who doesn’t love to dive-style dip your way through lunch or snack time?
These healthy poppers are made of a mash-up of sweet potato and chicken.
You know when you are searching for that perfect freezer-friendly meal prep recipe?
Yeah, we know that one too…
Because it’s right here!
I love the idea of having healthy options already in the freezer, ready to go!
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of the toaster oven around here- it’s perfect for all your reheating needs. 🙂
- 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
- 2 cups grated sweet potato
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
|Prep Time||8 minutes|
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a bowl combine ingredients fully, then use a small/medium ice-cream scoop to form poppers and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Bake on 400F for 15 minutes, then turn poppers and cook for another 5 minutes until golden browned and fully cooked.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 56%
Vitamin C 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Yum!! What’s the recipe for the sauce?
Hi Katie, I just dipped them in ketchup.
Where do I get chipotle seasoning? Certain kind?
Hi Rachel, you should be able to find it at any store really, here is a good one: https://www.amazon.com/Simply-Organic-Chipotle-Powder-Ounce/dp/B00ZK8YHAQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1548868301&sr=8-20&keywords=chipotle+seasoning&linkCode=sl1&tag=httppaleoglutenfree.com-20&linkId=333036a40680dc0cde47a3e3c30d63da&language=en_US
What do you recommend as a substitute for tapioca flour? It really bothers my family…if you know what I mean! 😬
Hi Kelly, you can use arrowroot flour instead of tapioca. Enjoy!
What is the serving size? 58 calories for how many poppers approx?
Hi Amanda, it’s 58 calories per popper.
Hello what’s a good substitute for onion flakes??
Hi Kennedi, you can leave them out if you don’t have any or use 1/4 cup fresh minced onion. 🙂
Hello wanting to try this but can’t do onion flakes. Any other suggestion?
Hi Kennedi, you can leave the onion flakes out if you don’t have any or use 1/4 cup raw onion. 🙂
What sauce did you use for these!! They look delicious!
Thank you Megan! I used ketchup. 🙂
I used a ground turkey/bacon combination and they turned out fantastic. This recipe is a winner.
Great to hear Nate!
Hi Kaylie, A little late, but these look these look great for the game today. Do you know if almond flour would work instead of tapioca flour? Thanks!
Hi Andrea, that should work!
Looks so yummy! Do you think ground beef would work?
Yes, Julia, that’s a great choice! I love using ground beef, chicken, or fish- or none haha. 🙂
Yummmmm, I just cooked a batch of these and I’m so happy with these tasty moist little balls (btw didn’t need any sauce) I didn’t have chipotle seasoning so subbed paprika, chilli and nutritional yeast….worked a treat! Thank you Kaylie :0)
Thank you Debra!
I’m a personal chef and I made these for a client’s kids. I used 1 egg instead of the tapioca flour and it all worked out well except for the sweet potato (which I grated in a food processor very finely) which I found did not soften enough in the 20 minute cooking time. I think I’ll try these again and sauté the sweet potato a bit before mixing it with the meat. Also want to try this with caramelized onions! Love this site for ideas for my paleo clients…and non paleo clients too!
Thank you Dorie!
Are the chipotle sweet potato chicken poppers 58 calories each? Your recipe does not say how many poppers constitute a serving…
Hi Dorene, it’s 1 popper per “serving”.
Is this a dumb question? Do you cooked the ground chicken and sweet potatoes before baking them in the oven?
Hi Chris, I don’t cook the sweet potatoes or chicken before cooking. Hope that helps!
I made them with turkey and they turned out great! Is there any way you could tell me the nutritional information for when they’re made with turkey?
Hi Alyssa, I’m not sure, but you could calculate it online if you like!