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Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken and Veggie Nuggets

These Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken & Vegetable Nuggets are a great item to have in your freezer for busy nights.
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken and Veggie Nuggets

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil #1
  • 1 cup grate Zucchini
  • 2 pounds Ground Chicken
  • 1 cup grate Carrot
  • 1 individual Egg
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs, Gluten Free
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil #2

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Papers
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Oil the parchment with olive oil #1.
  3. Using your hands, squeeze grated zucchini to remove excess liquid.
  4. Place zucchini in a large bowl.
  5. Add ground chicken, carrot, and egg.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Using your hands, mix until well combined.
  8. Place the gluten free breadcrumbs on a large plate.
  9. Use one hand to shape about a tablespoon of mixture into nuggets.
  10. With your other clean hand, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the nuggets. (This is to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hand in the next step.)
  11. Carefully flatten the chicken mixture in the breadcrumbs and coat all sides of the nugget in breadcrumbs.
  12. Lift the breaded chicken mixture out of the bread crumbs and smooth out the edges as needed before placing on the prepared baking pan.
  13. Continue shaping nuggets with the remaining mixture
  14. Spray or drizzle nuggets with olive oil #2.
  15. Cook at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, turning the nuggets halfway during cooking or until golden and cooked through.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Oil the parchment with olive oil #1.
  3. Using your hands, squeeze grated zucchini to remove excess liquid.
  4. Place zucchini in a large bowl.
  5. Add ground chicken, carrot, and egg.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Using your hands, mix until well combined.
  8. Place the gluten free breadcrumbs on a large plate.
  9. Use one hand to shape about a tablespoon of mixture into nuggets.
  10. With your other clean hand, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the nuggets. (This is to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hand in the next step.)
  11. Carefully flatten the chicken mixture in the breadcrumbs and coat all side of the nugget in breadcrumbs.
  12. Lift the breaded chicken mixture out of the bread crumbs and smooth out the edges as needed before placing on the prepared baking pan.
  13. Continue shaping nuggets with the remaining mixture
  14. Spray or drizzle nuggets with olive oil #2.
  15. Cook at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, turning the nuggets halfway during cooking or until golden and cooked through.
  16. Allow to cool.
  17. Divide nuggets into the number of freezer bags indicated. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

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  1. would there be an issue freezing these raw and then baking? We don’t have a microwave so was concerned about reheating…using the stove or toaster oven, I think they would dry out. thoughts?

    1. Jill, you certainly could free these raw. We might suggest flash freezing them in that case. Otherwise, they will all stick together with a wet batter as one large chunk. (https://onceamonthmeals.com/blog/series/kitchen-tips/flash-freezing/) But honestly, they should reheat just fine in a toaster or stove oven! You might could under cook them just slightly if you really wanted, to then finish cooking on your serving day. Does that make sense? If you have any more questions we are always here and happy to help! Best of luck!

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