Crumbed Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

These are a really healthy chicken nugget and ideal to have with a homemade dip as a starter or as a snack for yourself. It’s also a great meal to give to kids with homemade chips or wedges and some honey carrots. Take it from me, the sweetness of the carrots means they are much more likely to eat them, and they are really easy.

Take a package of carrots. Chop off the top and the tail and peel so there is no grainy bits left on the outside of the carrot. Chop in half or into batons depending on who you are cooking for. Blanch it for around 5-10 minutes in hot boiling water, then drain. Place into a baking tray. Get some knobs of butter and dot them around evenly in the tray and then drizzle some honey over, making sure the carrots are all covered. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook for thirty minutes at 180C and serve!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 225g thin sliced white bread
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml whole milk
  • Just under a kg. of chicken

Method of Preparation:

These need to be cooked at 200C. Put the bread under the grill and toast until slightly golden brown. Break it up into pieces but leave the crusts on and grind to fine crumbs in a food processor.

Tip the garlic powder in with the paprika and give it another blitz. Tip it all out onto a deep plate or a heavy-duty sandwich bag.

Beat the egg in a bowl with the milk.

Chop the chicken up into bite-sized pieces or strips depending on how you want to eat it.

Put the chicken into the egg mixture. Drain the egg off it so it isn’t too wet.

Roll it in the bread crumbs so it is covered on all sides.

Grease a baking tray in preparation.

Lay out the chicken pieces evenly on the baking tray so they aren’t touching.

Bake for ten minutes. This is all that is needed because the pieces of chicken are so small.

Serve with a chunky fresh tomato salsa, made with shallots, tomato, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and pepper. Finely chop all the veg and season with the seasoning, or blitz it in a food processor for a smoother sauce when serving for children.

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