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Crispy Hidden Veggie Chicken Nuggets

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 1x



1 lb ground chicken

1 egg, whisked

1/2 cup ground oats (grind in a food processor until a coarse flour)

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Sprinkle black pepper

1/3 cup shredded zucchini

1/3 cup shredded sweet potato

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (use gluten-free if needed)


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a wire rack.
  2. Combine ground chicken, egg, oat flour, salt and seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Add in grated veggies by hand until evenly distributed.
  4. Spread breadcrumbs in thick layer in a shallow dish.
  5. Using slightly wet hands to avoid sticking, form into balls and flatten slightly. Dip into breadcrumbs on all sides and place on parchment paper.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes, flipping once, until slightly golden and cooked through.