BrushinBella | Chicken & Veggie Stars

star chicken nuggets

These Chicken, Tomato & Veggie Stars will be the star of any mealtime. Not only do they pass the kiddie taste test, but they contain a whole lot of goodness. Filled with lots of hidden vegetables, even the most discerning little veggie will be none the wiser! These colorful and flavorful stars are perfect for batch cooking and stocking in the freezer for a rainy day – or simply for when you’re lacking food inspiration.



  • 300g minced chicken thigh
  • 1/2 red pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 carrot grated
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 an apple, grated
  • 40g Parmesan cheese, grated (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp fresh sage, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C fan. Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
  2. Measure all of the ingredients into a food processor. Whiz until finely chopped.
  3. Place a small star cutter on the baking sheet, fill the star cutter with some of the mixture. Press down to make a neat star, then remove the cutter and repeat. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden brown and cooked through.
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