• Serves 3
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


This is our favourite TV dinner served with a side of veggies or salad.

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 2 Chicken breast - cut into small pieces
  • 3-4 tbsp Red or green pesto
  • 2-3 handfuls Bread crumbs or panko or crushed cornflakes
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Put the chicken and pesto in a bowl and mix together until all the chicken is covered.
  3. Pour the oil into a shallow baking dish, just enough to cover and place into the oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Put the bread crumbs in a freezer bag and add the chicken in small batches. Shake each batch around until chicken pieces are coated.
  5. Place the nuggets onto the heated baking tray, no pieces touching, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


I usually make a big batch and freeze half. To freeze, place on a baking sheet, not touching, and freeze. When frozen, place in a bag or container and freeze until ready to bake.

  • MY son would love these! Thanks!


  • Wow a nice and easy and a sure winner thanks for sharing


  • Very nice! I much prefer homemade nuggets! These look really tasty!


  • I like the twist on it with the pesto.


  • I tend to just buy them, rarely though. They are so simple to make, and I do have the chicken fillets in the fridge and the panko crumbs in the pantry! My teen son will love them.


  • What a great way to make chicken nuggets. So simple and much tastier than store bought ones.


  • I do the same with zucchini slices :) simple and easy !


  • Simple and easy – and the colours will tempt awkward eaters to try it and probably like it.


  • I’d never thought of using pesto as a coating/flavouring! And I like that it’s baked. Yum!


  • Love love love this kind of food for parties – better than packet stuff


  • I love chicken nuggets


  • Ooo I think my kids would eat these cheers


  • Seriously? That’s it – I will have to consider making my own chicken nuggets now.


  • wow what a simple and tasty recipe thank you for sharing


  • These worked great tonight. I did olive oil and crushed garlic instead of pesto


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