Yes, you read that right, healthy chicken nuggets. Anyone who knows me knows I have a bit of a love/obsession for some good ol' nuggets. But, sometimes you need to find a bit of balance, and heading to Maccies for a weekly nugget session probably isn't the best idea. So, I've made this cheap, simple alternative that is actually tasty, and it means that I don't need to leave the house to get my chicken fix. Best of all, it only takes five minutes to prepare, so it's yummy, simple and quick.
Ingredients (makes 2 servings):
- 2 chicken breasts
- Gluten free breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 clove of garlic
- Ground black pepper
1.) Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
2.) Cut the chicken breasts into reasonably sized chunks.
3.) Crack the egg into a bowl.
4.) Finely chop or crush the garlic. Adding garlic to the recipe gives the nuggets a more defined flavour. Plus, it's an easy way to sneak some goodness into your kids' meals!
5.) Whisk the garlic into the egg.
6.) Put some breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. I used premade ones because I (sadly) don't have a blender. You could blend some de-crusted wholemeal bread to make healthy breadcrumbs; these won't be gluten free if you do. Add some ground black pepper to the breadcrumbs.
7.) Dip each chicken nugget in the egg mixture. Wipe off any excess.
8.) Roll the eggy chicken cubes in the breadcrumbs. You don't need a thick covering at all, so it's best to do this quickly. We found it useful to do this in a sort of assembly line.
9.) Put on a baking tray.
10.) Cook for 12-14 minutes.
What's your go-to favourite fast-food?