Coconut Turkey Nuggets


There’s something about the smell of coconut that makes me think of summer, beaches, and fruity tropical drinks.  I don’t have any exciting plans to go to tropical locations this summer, so I thought my not bring the tropics to me?  These tasty nuggets are great for a dinner, paired with oven baked fries, or even great for a work week lunch!  See ya later Mickey Dees!


1 pound ground turkey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup + ½ cup flour
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup coconut oil
salt & pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl combine ¼ cup flour, ½ cup coconut and salt & pepper.

In a separate bowl, combine the ground turkey, ½ cup flour, onion powder, garlic powder, egg yolk and salt & pepper. Mix well until everything is incorporated.

In a sauté pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat. Take about 2 tablespoons worth of the turkey mixture and roll into a ball and then coat with the coconut and almond mixture. Repeat with the remaining turkey. You should make about 15 to 18 turkey nugget/balls.

In small batches place nuggets into heated coconut oil and cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer balls to a parchment lined bake pan and place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes to allow the turkey to cook through. Repeat with the remaining nuggets.

Serve with ketchup, ranch, or your favorite bbq sauce!


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