Aoife Hearne’s Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Wedges

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

September 29, 2018

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Registered dietitian and mum of three Aoife Hearne shares her recipe for Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers and sweet potato wedges – a great family-friendly meal that the kids will really enjoy! 

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Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets or goujons? It’s a guilty pleasure for all of us, parents and children! So this homemade recipe for Hawaiian-style chicken fingers is one the whole family will definitely enjoy. Paired with sweet potato wedges, it’s a healthier choice that will take any feelings of guilt off the table!

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Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Wedges


For the chicken fingers:

  • 350g chicken breast, cut into 3” strips
  • 10g sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Flahavan’s Super Oats (60g)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large egg

For the dipping sauce:

  • 30ml Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

For the sweet potato wedges:

  • 200g sweet potato
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil

For the salad:

  • 100g lettuce
  • Sliced tomato

Mykidstime Aoife Hearne's Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Mix the sweet chilli sauce, mayonnaise and lime juice.
  3. Spread the coconut on a baking tray and place in the oven, stir occasionally until golden brown.
  4. Transfer coconut to a dish, allow to cool slightly.
  5. Now add Flahavan’s Super Oats, paprika and 2 tsp oil.
  6. Beat the egg in a separate bowl.
  7. Place 1 tsp oil on a baking sheet.
  8. Dip chicken pieces into egg, coat with coconut mixture and place on baking tray.
  9. Cook for 15-20 minutes until golden brown or cooked though.
  10. Peel, chop and boil sweet potato for 10-12 mins.
  11. Place on baking dish with 1 tsp oil on dish and 1 tsp of oil sprinkled over chunks, then cook for 20-30 mins.
  12. Serve the Hawaiian-style chicken fingers with sweet potato wedges and salad.

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Aoife’s Top Tips

Aoife and Flahavan’s have teamed up to show you how to incorporate oats, a budget-friendly and healthy super food, into your family’s diet. Don’t miss Aoife’s expert tips for feeding your family nutritiously and how a healthy breakfast for kids can really affect their mood!

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Credit: Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Wedge recipe and image extracted from Aoife Hearne’s cookbook The Plan: Eat Well, Lose Weight, Transform Your Life, published by Gill Books.

Mykidstime Aoife Hearne's Hawaiian-Style Chicken Fingers

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Published On: September 29th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: August 17th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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