I’m always scouring for new, healthy recipes to entice my kids with.
I want them to have both a varied diet and a good palate for healthy food.
Recently we tried making homemade chicken nuggets and it was a mega success, so I’m sharing the love. Especially as it’s one of those foods that kids tend to enjoy, but one we parents cringe inwardly about as it’s not the healthiest option when bought in the freezer section.
Well now there is a win/win, as this recipe uses organic chicken breast and unprocessed ingredients.
I hope you try it out and let me know how you get on!
- 3 organic skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
- 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 100mls organic milk
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or onion granules (optional)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
- Half a cup of flour
- 1 egg
- Cooking oil (I use rapeseed)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Baking tray with foil
- Frying pan
Chop the chicken into cubes.
Place the cubes and milk into an airtight container. Leave to sit for 2-4 hours in the fridge, or overnight if possible.
Soaking the chicken in the milk will tenderise it and give it a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
When you are ready to make the nuggets, take the container out of the fridge and let the chicken sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
Place the panko breadcrumbs into a bowl and mix in the garlic powder and/or onion powder (if you want to flavour the coating).
Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk.
In another bowl, place the flour.
Gently heat the oil in the frying pan.
Bread the chicken by rolling the cubes into the flour, then dip into the egg and finally coat with the panko mixture.
Shallow fry the chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes, then place onto the baking tray and bake for 8 minutes on each side.
Please note: You can leave out the shallow fry step and place the breaded chicken straight into the oven to cook if you prefer an even healthier option. They would need 10 mins on each side to cook through.
If you are short on time you could leave out soaking the chicken in the milk – this is just an added treat to make the chicken very soft and tender!