PCOS-Friendly Chicken Nuggets
This low-carb version of chicken nuggets helps prevent blood sugar spikes and is full of hormone-balancing goodness.
- 2 Frying Pans
- 3 Small Plates
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Cutting Board
- 1 Knife
- 1 Fork
- 500 gm Chicken Breast
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 tbsp Salt
- 1/2 tbsp Chicken Spice Mix or any spices you like, e.g pepper, paprika
- 50 gm Flour e.g white flour, gluten-free flour mix, oat flour, buckwheat flour
- 300 gm Coconut Powder
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Get ready to cook. Take out 2 frying pans, 3 small serving plates to make the batter and a cutting board. Cut the chicken breast into strips and small nuggets. On one plate, crack the eggs and mix them with the salt and spice mix using a fork. Place the coconut powder on the second and the flour on the third plate.
- Heat up the frying pans on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to each pan. Take one piece of chicken at a time and coat it first with the flour, then the egg mixture and lastly with the coconut powder. Transfer the chicken to a frying pan and cook on low to medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side. It should be crisp and golden brown on the outside.
- Serve with some egg and carrot fried brown rice and some sweet and sour dipping sauce. Enjoy!
This is a low-carb recipe supporting blood sugar balance. Keeping blood sugar levels stable helps decrease insulin levels and fight inflammation, which are common causes driving PCOS. Chicken is a great source of protein for women with PCOS, since it's full of essential amino acids - a complete protein source - and has a low insulin response. When buying chicken, opt for hormone and anti-biotic free chicken cuts. Coconut oil supports the health of your gut and thyroid and speeds up your metabolism. It helps fight inflammation and its saturated fat is used in hormone production.