Chicken nuggets with sweet potato mash

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This recipe may look simple, but it’s packed with flavour. And it’s budget-friendly too.


  • 400g sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5ml cumin seeds
  • 2.5ml coriander seeds
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 400g butter beans
  • 45ml milk
  • 150g chicken nuggets
  • 50g peas, defrosted
  • a handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Place the sweet potatoes, garlic, cumin, coriander and butter on a baking tray and toss to combine. Roast for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Place the roasted sweet potatoes in a blender and blitz.
  • Add the beans and milk and continue to blend until smooth.
  • Place the chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve the sweet-potato mash with the chicken nuggets, peas and fresh coriander.