Chicken Nuggets Recipe for babies

This delicious chicken nuggets recipe for babies make great finger food and can be served with dips, diced veggies or just about anything you fancy. The use of the bread soaked in milk lightens the end result, making them particularly pleasing to babies who don’t always seem to enjoy the texture or taste of meat.

Being baked and not fried, they are much healthier than commercially prepared options. For older children you can replace the bread and milk with another 100g of chicken.

Chicken Nuggets Recipe for Babies

Age: fifth month of eating, plus

Suitable for freezing

Makes: 24 nuggets

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


1 slice brown or multigrain bread, diced (including crusts)

30 ml full-fat milk

100 g chicken mince or tenderloins

1 rasher of bacon (optional)

½ onion, finely diced

1 small garlic clove, minced

½ cup roughly chopped zucchini

¼ grated tasty cheese

1 egg

2 teaspoons cornflour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Soak the bread in the milk. Combine the chicken, bacon, onion, garlic, and zucchini in a food processor and whiz for 10 seconds, scraping down the bowl and repeating if necessary.
  3. Add the soaked bread, cheese, egg, and cornflour, and whiz for another 20 seconds until well combined.
  4. Dollop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto the lined tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until starting to turn golden-brown.
  5. Serve as finger food with your choice of veggies and accompaniments. Remaining nuggets can be frozen and thawed at your convenience.

This recipe is by Emily Dupuche, mum and author of ‘Food Babies Love: A Guide to Introducing Solids’, which contains practical baby food ideas that the whole family can enjoy. All the recipes are recommended by nutritionists, paediatricians, and child health professionals.

To order ‘Food Babies Love: A Guide to Introducing Solids’ head to the link here.

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