This recipe is one for the kids thanks to Chelsea over at The Nutritional Mama. Chelsea says ” These Chicken and Veggie Nuggets are a great easy meal for kids and it’s almost certain you’ll have an empty plate at the end. I usually have a stash of these in the freezer that I can pop in the oven if I need a quick dinner and I know that there’s going to be extra veggies sneaking in”.
“When it comes to the veggies you can also do a bit of pick ‘n’ mix and grab whatever you have in the fridge, as long as it can be grated it can go in – think pumpkin, sweet potato, broccoli stems or cauliflower” Chelsea says.
Chelsea always serve these with some baked sweet potato chips which are always a massive hit in her household and boosts the veggie content of the meal even more.
I am always looking for ways to get more veggies into my kids meals so this one is perfect.
Also a perfect recipe to make on the weekend and store some in the freezer for the nights you get home late and need something quick and easy to feed your children.
Chicken and veggie nuggets
- 2 free range/organic chicken breasts
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 zucchini (courgette), grated
- 1 egg
- 1 cup breadcrumbs OR almond meal OR quinoa flakes*
- Preheat oven to 200C (390F)
- Place all ingredients except bread crumbs into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until well combined and meat has been minced.
- Roll into nugget shapes and coat in your chosen crumb mixture. Nuggets may be placed in a sealed container and frozen at this point.
- Place nuggets onto a lined baking tray and bake in oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. If cooking from frozen cook for 30 minutes.
- *Choose almond meal or quinoa flakes if you need a gluten free option
Here is a photo of my version of these nuggets! The nuggets were a hit but the sweet potato chips weren’t so much!
Chelsea Brown is a university qualified nutritionist who is passionate about family health and nutrition. She blogs over at The Nutrition Mama where her mission is to share her knowledge of nutrition and her passion for cooking with women all over the world. She focuses on developing healthy, budget-friendly recipes that are suitable for the whole family in an effort to show other mamas that preparing healthy food for their families isn’t as difficult as they may think.