Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while now, a healthy, baby friendly ‘fast food’ that I can batch cook and pop in the freezer for busy days.  I finally got round to doing it today and am so happy with how they turned out!  They are soft inside and crispy outside like shop bought chicken nuggets and taste delicious! I will definitely be making my own instead of buying ready made again. I love knowing what’s in my food and these are perfect for young children as they have no hidden nasties, just good, healthy ingredients! 

This recipe made 12 large chicken nuggets.  When I make them again I will make them a bit smaller I think.


  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced
  • 1/2 a grated carrot
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • black pepper to taste
  • plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs (2 slices of bread)
  • Cooking spray or oil


  • Put the chicken, garlic paste, carrot, coriander, oregano and black pepper  into a food processor and blitz until well mixed and smooth.

chicken nuggets ingredients


  • Put the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs into separate bowls

flour, egg and breadcrumbs

  • Take nugget sized pieces of the chicken mixture and roll into balls.  Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs so they are well coated.  Place the finished balls onto a greased baking tray and spray lightly with cooking spray.

ready for the oven


  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees, until cooked through.
  • Serve with homemade chips and beans, mashed potato and peas, homemade potato smiles… anything goes!

Chicken nuggets

Right.. now to get these in the freezer before I eat them all!

9 thoughts on “Homemade Chicken Nuggets”

  1. These are amazing! I cheated and used panko breadcrumbs which seemed to go down well. Me and my other half love them too.

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