Veggie Packed Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets is an all time favourite dinner for kids (& adults). Here is a version that has 4 different veggies added to it and will make this meal extremely wholesome for everyone. They have that beautiful crispiness and crunch from the panko crumb coating. Mix and match whatever veggies your kids enjoy!


500g chicken mince
1 carrot, grated
1 zucchini, grated
¼ cauliflower, cut into florets
½ broccoli, cut into florets
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika

½ cup brown rice flour
1 egg + 2 tablespoons water
1 cup panko crumbs
seasoning (I used 1 tablespoon Mingle Garlic & Herb seasoning)


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Line tray with baking paper and set aside.

Place rice flour in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl lightly whisk egg and water together and set aside.

On a plate, combine panko crumbs and seasoning and set aside.

Place the cauliflower and broccoli into high speed blender and process for a few seconds until it is cut into fine pieces.

Place chicken mince, all vegetables, garlic powder and paprika in a bowl and mix until well combined.

Shape 2 tablespoons of the mince mixture into nugget shapes. Coat it in the rice flour, then dip into egg wash, making sure all sides are covered. Toss them gently in the panko crumbs so that they are well coated. Bake for 40 minutes, turning after 20 minutes.

Serves 4-6


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.