Who doesn’t like a good chicken nugget?
And by good I mean not the cheapo frozen ones.
These homemade chicken nuggets are a finger food for toddlers, children and adults alike. We started making these when our son was just a toddler and they’ve come along for the ride.
To have the convenience of frozen nuggets (but oh, so much healthier) freeze these uncooked. Place them on a tray in a single layer and place in the freezer until frozen. You can then transfer them to a bag or container. Cook frozen (without defrosting) and add an extra 3 – 5 minutes onto the baking time or until cooked through.
The mix makes around 35 nuggets.
- 500g chicken mince
- 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed to remove excess moisture
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1/2 – 1 cup of corn kernels (defrosted), optional
- 1 egg
- breadcrumbs to coat
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil (or spray with oil).
- Mix all ingredients except breadcrumbs with your hands until well squooshed together.
- Shape teaspoons of mixture into nuggets, roll in breadcrumbs and place on the tray.
- Lightly spray or drizzle nuggets with oil and cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
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Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.