Chicken & Veg Baked Nuggets 

This is one of our go to quick and easy meals for the kids when time is short. I have been making this recipe for years.

I love using Panko crumbs as they are crispy and crunchy,  but you can coat in many different coatings such as:

  • Seasoned Rice flour
  • Crushed up cornflakes
  • Crushed up corn chips
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Polenta 


  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 small carrot grated
  • 1 zucchini grated and juice squeezed out well 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Any other seasonings you like (I love garlic granules, crushed coriander seeds and some sweet paprika)
  • Panko crumbs to coat ( I also seasoned these with dried chives, onion flakes and garlic granules)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Prepare your breadcrumbs I used about 1 heaped cup full and add in your seasonings of your choice.
  3. In a large bowl, add in grated carrot, zucchini, salt, pepper, your choice of herbs or seasonings.
  4. Mix well and shape into nuggets 
  5. Coat with breadcrumbs and place on to tray
  6. Spray lightly with cooking oil and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until cooked through. It is a good idea to turn the nuggets to allow the Panko crumbs to crisp up. 
  7. Service with your choice of accompaniments 

Happy cooking – Ren xx 

These nuggets are amazing and moist due to the zucchini. They are yummy served with a Greek yoghurt and mint sauce. 

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