Home made chicken nuggets


Chicken nuggets are pretty much the ultimate comfort food (and a pretty good thing to eat when you’re hungover. This recipe is also perfect for people with a fussy eater in the family as they’re perfectly normal looking chicken nuggets, although as D said they taste all the better for not being made from mechanically recovered chicken.

My Kiwi friend DC actually gave me instructions on me how to make these baked chicken nuggets; although I adapted it slightly so it was similar to my Dad’s panko breadcrumbed chicken salad.

To make chicken nuggets to serve 3-4 you will need:

4 chicken breasts

Approx 75g panko breadcrumbs

1-2 teaspoons Cajun spice mix

Salt and pepper

Plain flour

1 Beaten egg

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut your chicken breast into strips. Place your flour onto a place and arrange a separate bowl with the beaten egg and another filled with the breadcrumbs, spices and salt and pepper.


Coat each piece of chicken in the flour, followed by the egg and breadcrumbs. Place each coated piece of chicken on a baking tray.



Bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is golden and crisp and there is no pink when the chicken is cut into.


Serve with the side of your choice. We’re particularly partial to sweet potato fries of potato wedges with this. However, if you do have any little ones in your household you can’t go wrong with some potato smiles, now can you?


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