The tastiest homemade chicken nuggets recipe ever

It’s Sunday and I’ve got tons to do, but I couldn’t help taking a break to make some yummy homemade chicken nuggets. These were inspired by a Sainsbury’s recipe I found a few years ago when they started making these tiny meal ideas cards you can pick up on your way out. It’s evolved a bit since, getting tastier every single time we have them.

The chicken nuggets are as healthy as you want to make them, and leave plenty of room for creativity – and whatever you have in your cupboards.

Vero’s homemade chicken nuggets

Ingredients

  • Chicken strips, chopped into large bite size pieces
  • Plain fat free yogurt
  • Juice of half a lime or lemon
  • Fresh mint or coriander, chopped finely
  • Bread, preferably a little bit on the dry side
  • A handful of crisps of your choice (I usually use Pringles)
  • Parmesan, grated
  • A bit of your favourite spices (I put in sweet smoked paprika, Aromat salt and pepper

Let’s get cookin’

Turn the oven on to 190 degrees celcius and find yourself a baking tray. Mix the yogurt, lime/lemon juice and mint/coriander and set aside in a bowl.

Put your stale bread, crisps, Parmesan cheese and spices into a food processor and whizz to turn into breadcrumbs.

Now, time to start the action chain. Take your pieces of chicken, dip them into the herbified yogurt, then into the breadcrumbs. Cover with breadcrumbs and press the mountain on top of the chicken to make sure it’s well covered. Put the piece down on the baking tray. Continue until you’ve done all the pieces.

Put in the oven and turn after about 10 minutes. Usually, I leave them in for about 15 minutes, but all depending on the size of the pieces and the mood your oven is in, you may need more or less. Just cut one piece in half when you suspect it might be ready, and for Dog’s sake, don’t leave them in til they go dry! 🙂

Enjoy with some Fiery Guava sauce or some fresh yogurt and mint sauce. (Just don’t reuse the one you used to cover the raw chicken in, that’s not good for you!)

What’s that I hear you say? Om nom nom nom! That’s right!

5 responses to “The tastiest homemade chicken nuggets recipe ever

  1. Umm, sounds good. The smoked paprika would sound like a nice touch. I’ll have to give this a try; my boy might like ’em.

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  3. M

    Tried these last night, tasty! I think corn flakes might be a nice alternative to crisps. The mint was really strong so think I may try something else…

    Thanks.

  4. I love me some chicken! Thanks for sharing that recipe. Here’s a quick tip for when you’re in a hurry and you need grilled chicken fast. First of all, you need to buy the pre-cooked grilled chicken packages at Sam’s Club. They are in the frozen section. They’re mesquite flavored…and quite tasty. So anyway, when you’re in a pinch, just pop these babies in the microwave (about 5 minutes for two), and they come out hot & ready to eat. You can cut them up into strips to use in a salad, eat them as is, or make a sandwich out of them.

    • LOL Electric Smoker, I have to admit that sounds a bit foul – pre-cooked frozen grilled… but I suppose if you’re looking for something quick that keeps in the freezer for a while, it isn’t a bad option. Which reminds me, microwave? Not had one of those for 2-3 years so it’d be a novelty 😉

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