Oven Baked Chicken Bites

Oven Baked chicken bites

Hello lovely people, I hope you all had a happy and safe Easter long weekend.

For once I’m happy to report there’s not an ounce of chocolate in sight today, phew. With the school holidays being right upon us I thought a savoury post of some yummy oven baked chicken bites was more in order. For me this is good news because I really did indulge over Easter, to the point where I think the headache I woke up with today was from a little excess sugar, I do reach my limit on occasion, (lucky it’s only Easter once a year!).

So the chicken bite story…..

We have a newly turned 4-year-old (we didn’t just do Easter over the weekend, there was a birthday and a frozen themed Elsa cake but that’s a whole other story & blog post in the pipeline), this newly turned 4-year-old doesn’t tolerate vegetables too well, so treasures disguised like these little oven baked chicken bites are my best friends at the moment, she actually eats them carrot, zucchini and all!

threenager chicken bites

The good news is they are easy to whip up with just a handful of simple ingredients, chicken mince, VEGETABLES, crunchy corn flakes and a little optional flavouring (I do say optional but I feel essential, I don’t like bland and I make these for the whole family to enjoy).

Baking these little bites in the oven with just a spray of olive oil makes them a much healthier alternative to recipes that require deep or shallow frying.

Team them up with a garden salad and some freshly baked potato cubes for a well-balanced family meal and you should be on your way to family harmony at the dinner table ( I know that’s not always the case

The weather has still been nice and warm up here, so the night I made these chicken bites we enjoyed dinner alfresco, I love it when we all get to  sit, at least be at the table together, we try to sit!

Ella chicken bites

Here’s your how-to:

chicken bites collage

blake chicken bites

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Oven Baked Chicken Bites
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 1kg Chicken Mince
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated Zucchini
  • 3 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pepper to season
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190C fan forced (200C regular)
  2. Line an oven tray/s with baking paper and sit a wire rack/s on top (if you only have one rack just cook in two batches). Lightly spray racks with olive oil spray.
  3. Combine mince, carrot, zucchini, stock powder, curry powder, paprika and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Place cornflake crumbs on a large plate (you may just want to use a cupful at a time).
  5. Form tablespoons of mince mixture into balls then roll in crushed cornflakes (wet hands make the mince easier to handle). Flatten slightly and place on wire rack.
  6. Give all the chicken bites a light spray over with olive oil and place in oven to cook for approximately 14 minutes, turning and giving another quick spray at the 8 minute mark, after 14 minutes of baking they should be a nice golden colour and I like to cut one in half as a check to make sure they are cooked through!
  7. Serve with garden salad & baked potato cubes
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Freeze any excess uncooked chicken bites in an airtight container for up to 1 month (I always err on the safer side, you'd probably get 2 months).

 

Tell me…. do you have some ‘best friend’ dishes you use to disguise vegetables, I’d love some more ideas.

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

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Oven Baked chicken bites

Hello lovely people, I hope you all had a happy and safe Easter long weekend.

For once I’m happy to report there’s not an ounce of chocolate in sight today, phew. With the school holidays being right upon us I thought a savoury post of some yummy oven baked chicken bites was more in order. For me this is good news because I really did indulge over Easter, to the point where I think the headache I woke up with today was from a little excess sugar, I do reach my limit on occasion, (lucky it’s only Easter once a year!).

So the chicken bite story…..

We have a newly turned 4-year-old (we didn’t just do Easter over the weekend, there was a birthday and a frozen themed Elsa cake but that’s a whole other story & blog post in the pipeline), this newly turned 4-year-old doesn’t tolerate vegetables too well, so treasures disguised like these little oven baked chicken bites are my best friends at the moment, she actually eats them carrot, zucchini and all!

threenager chicken bites

The good news is they are easy to whip up with just a handful of simple ingredients, chicken mince, VEGETABLES, crunchy corn flakes and a little optional flavouring (I do say optional but I feel essential, I don’t like bland and I make these for the whole family to enjoy).

Baking these little bites in the oven with just a spray of olive oil makes them a much healthier alternative to recipes that require deep or shallow frying.

Team them up with a garden salad and some freshly baked potato cubes for a well-balanced family meal and you should be on your way to family harmony at the dinner table ( I know that’s not always the case

The weather has still been nice and warm up here, so the night I made these chicken bites we enjoyed dinner alfresco, I love it when we all get to  sit, at least be at the table together, we try to sit!

Ella chicken bites

Here’s your how-to:

chicken bites collage

blake chicken bites

5.0 from 1 reviews
Oven Baked Chicken Bites
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 1kg Chicken Mince
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated Zucchini
  • 3 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pepper to season
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190C fan forced (200C regular)
  2. Line an oven tray/s with baking paper and sit a wire rack/s on top (if you only have one rack just cook in two batches). Lightly spray racks with olive oil spray.
  3. Combine mince, carrot, zucchini, stock powder, curry powder, paprika and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Place cornflake crumbs on a large plate (you may just want to use a cupful at a time).
  5. Form tablespoons of mince mixture into balls then roll in crushed cornflakes (wet hands make the mince easier to handle). Flatten slightly and place on wire rack.
  6. Give all the chicken bites a light spray over with olive oil and place in oven to cook for approximately 14 minutes, turning and giving another quick spray at the 8 minute mark, after 14 minutes of baking they should be a nice golden colour and I like to cut one in half as a check to make sure they are cooked through!
  7. Serve with garden salad & baked potato cubes
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Freeze any excess uncooked chicken bites in an airtight container for up to 1 month (I always err on the safer side, you'd probably get 2 months).

 

Tell me…. do you have some ‘best friend’ dishes you use to disguise vegetables, I’d love some more ideas.

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

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26 Comments on “Oven Baked Chicken Bites

  1. I think I’d have to leave out the spices but my fusspots could get in to these, now to find someone to cook them!!! ha ha x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      That’s the great part Emily, you can leave in or add pretty much whatever ingredients you like.
      How nice would it be to have someone cook the nightly meals! Heaven!

      Reply
  2. These look great! I will definitely give them a go. Chicken nuggets are always a winner in this household and even better when you can sneak some veggies in. I’m not very good at disguising veggies, so I’ll be watching this closely for ideas 🙂

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I love your enthusiasm Renee. It’s gorgeous readers like yourself that keep me wanting to deliver more every week.
      Smuggling veggies into food really is an art 😉

      Reply
  3. What a nice idea! i’ll try that. My boy is avoiding green vegetables like they are poison! Patties are my best friend to make them eat beggies! But I should try this! thanks xx cathy

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I hope you get success Cathy, glad to know we aren’t the only ones struggling with vegetables!

      Reply
  4. These look absolutely delish! No wonder your little ones are gobbling them down!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Luce, they do go down a treat!

      Reply
  5. These look like a winner with my kiddos, although I might have to tweak the spices a bit. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      That’s the beauty of them Cindy you can tweak however you like, Enjoy!

      Reply
  6. Oh yum! I have a bit of a soft spot for chicken nuggets so i love the idea of these healthy ones.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Nicole, I need all the healthy options I can take to make up for the ones I don’t

      Reply
  7. Such a sweet idea! I love hiding veggies in everything (literally, even my oats), and I will often grate veggies into burger patties. I will definitely give these a go next week, I’m sure my son would love the crunch from the cornflakes instead of my plain ones 🙂 xxx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Kristen. Mince is great for hiding those veggies, I hadn’t thought to try it with oats, you clever Mama. I hope your little man enjoys these. Have a great week! Xx

      Reply
  8. These look great Dannielle. My kids would love these.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Belinda.
      Zadada and I made another batch up tonight, we cooked half and I’ve frozen the uncooked half, all we have to do is defrost and bake, thinking they’re going to come in very handy for school/work nights.
      Hope you get to try some soon.

      Reply
  9. Bec

    They look delicious!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

  10. These look absolutely delicious! Will have to make them for my husband

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lisa I hope you guys enjoy them as much as we do 😉

      Reply
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  12. Thanks so much for linking these bites of deliciousness up to YWF I think the kids will love these!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      My pleasure Vicki. X

      Reply
  13. Oh how fabulous!
    My kidlets would scoff these.
    My mum for years when I was a kid always made out chicken schnitzel with cornflake crumbs… funny no-one knew they existed but everyone loved them and always wondered why they tasted so good. lol
    Thanks for linking up beautiful. xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Kim.
      The power of the cornflake hey!
      You’re mum sounds like s clever woman xx

      Reply
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