Carrot, Apple and Oat Chicken Nuggets.

Like most kids, the Fruitaholic loves junk food, so when I found a recipe for chicken nuggets where I could control what went into them, I jumped at the chance to make them.

This was my third time making these babies.  I love that they’re chock full of good nutrients to keep him healthy and the Fruitaholic is none the wiser as he gobbles them down.  I always make a double batch so we always have some in the freezer for whenever hunger strikes.

The recipe below is for a double batch.

Carrot, Apple and Oat Chicken Nuggets – slightly adapted from

  • 2 Pounds Ground Chicken
  • 1 Apple, grated
  • 3 Carrots, grated
  • 1/3 Cup Oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix chicken, apple, carrots and oats until well combined.  Form into tablespoon sized balls, then flatten into a nugget shaped patty.

Dip into egg, then roll in breadcrumbs.  Place nuggets on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.  **Nuggets will not brown very much.**

Freeze extra nuggets in a freezer safe bag.  To reheat, bake at 425 for 10 minutes.

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3 responses to “Carrot, Apple and Oat Chicken Nuggets.

  1. one of my favorite food. delicious and so tasty.


  2. Hi,
    How many does this make?

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