My kids sometimes ask me for foods such as chicken nuggets that I just am not comfortable buying ready made in the supermarket. In order to side-step this problem, we came up with a way of making our own Homemade Chicken Goujons which is really quick and so easy they can practically do it themselves. And it also means that I am happy because I know exactly what they are eating These are super easy party food too!
- I generally allow about half a chicken fillet per child, full fillet for each adult – we use free range chicken fillets.
- A plate of plain flour (approx 150g – use more if needed) seasoned a little with salt and pepper
- A bowl containing lightly beaten egg, I find one egg will coat 2 fillets cut up into pieces
- A plate of breadcrumbs (approx 150g – again, use more if you need to)
Cut the chicken fillets into pieces/strips
Roll each piece in the flour, dust off any excess
Dip the floured piece into the beaten egg
Finally, coat the chicken piece in breadcrumbs and set aside until ready to cook
Repeat until all the chicken pieces have been floured, egged and breadcrumbed!!!
To cook, we deep-fried them at 170oC for about 10 mins but next time I will oven cook them and let you know how we get on:-)
If you try this and like the recipe, you could prepare a large batch of goujons and freeze them and then use as required.
Why not try the same approach with fresh fish pieces?
Recipe provided by Noelle, mum of 3
Have you made homemade chicken goujons? How did you get on? Tell us about it in the comments below.