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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veg are gluten free, grain free, egg free & also have a nut free variation.

Perfect for the school lunchbox or to freeze raw for a fast nutritious dinner for the kids. Using the Thermomix means that you can achieve the perfect texture & hide some extra vegetables in the recipe.

Love Nik xx

skinnymixer's Grain Free Chicken Nuggets

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Course: Quick
Cuisine: Kids
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 79kcal


Crumb Ingredients:-

  • 100 g almonds - or breadcrumbs or sunflower seeds
  • 20 g sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sumac - or paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of salt

Nugget Ingredients:-

  • 50 g Parmesan cheese - cubed
  • 80 g zucchini - roughly chopped (peeled if kids dont like green bits!)
  • 80 g carrot - roughly chopped
  • 500 g chicken breast - cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of pepper
  • oil of choice for frying


  • Add crumb ingredients to mixer bowl, mill for 10 sec/speed 6/MC on. Set aside on a plate.
  • Without washing the bowl, add Parmesan cheese to mixer bowl, mill for 10 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Add zucchini and carrot to mixer bowl, blend for 10 sec/speed 5/MC on. Scrape bowl down and repeat if your kids are fussy about hidden vegetables.
  • Add remaining ingredients, excluding oil, and blend for 15 sec/speed 6/MC on.


  • Take walnut sized balls of mixture, roll and flatten to a nugget shape. Coat generously in crumb mixture and set aside. Repeat with remaining mixture.

To Cook:-

  • For the best results, shallow fry on a medium to high heat until browned on both sides.
  • You can also bake in a 200°C or 400°F preheated oven for 20 minutes, turning once half way through.


You can make these nut allergy friendly by either using breadcrumbs or sunflower seeds.
Play around with the crumb mixture with the available spices you have on hand.
You can increase the chicken to 700 grams or 24.7 oz without having to adjust any of the other ingredients, there will be enough crumb to stretch.
You can blend the crumb mixture for longer, to reduce the crunch/texture.
Bellini Users
Use sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 1 chop for longer if required.
At step 3 repeat if vegetables aren't fine enough.
At step 4 use speed 7 and for a little longer if necessary.
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Serving: 40g | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.7g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 180mg | Sugar: 0.6g

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  1. These are very nice
    I halved the Parmesan and added buffalo mozzarella
    The cheese oozed out of them
    My food defiant 2 year old boy even ate a couple
    Thanks Nic

  2. Just made these as apart of a big back to school cook up. So easy and so deliscious. I may have actually eaten more than i stored into freeezer…. sssssssssh 😉

  3. Thank goodness for Skinnymixers! Had chicken out for dinner and no idea what to do…bring on the chicken nuggets. So easy to make and delicious! I froze my leftovers for some easy go to meals.

  4. Delicious! Made half the quantity and it worked well. Cooked half on the frying pan and half in the airfryer, pan frying was def a crispier and tastier outcome.

  5. I made this but the carrots made it a bit too sweet. I tried again the next time adding 180g total of basil, bok Choy, broccoli, snow peas and spring onion and it was awesome. Couldn’t be bothered with the crumb so used some leftover KFC coating and they were really good!

  6. Thanks for the recipe! I was disappointed when I went to the freezer and only had 300g of chicken, so I managed to add 80g of onion and 120g mix of sunflower seeds/peanuts/sesame seeds and an egg and it still worked out. Kids ate heaps. Thanks!

  7. Made these on the weekend. Miss 7 has requested these weekly, and Master 10’s friend asked where I bought them from. 🙂 Oven baked them with extras prepped and frozen for a quick midweek meal. They’ll definitely be on regular rotation in this happy household…

  8. My husband absolutely loves these! Perfect for his low carb high fat (lchf) eating! They are delicious and so so easy!

  9. Amazing!!!! Made these for the first time tonight they were delicious. I managed to freeze a few raw and a few cooked so we can see our favourite way to eat from frozen. So good they will replace any store bought nuggets from now on. Thanks Nik

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