Aah chicken nuggets, every child’s favourite after French fries. But just like fries, as a parent I always hesitate to hand over nuggets from chain restaurants or from those big bulky frozen packs to my children in fear of all the chemicals, fats and oil used.
Luckily it is remarkably easy to make at home and HEY!! It’s not junk when you control what goes into it right?
Chicken nugget is a special after- school snack for my 4-year-old kids, one they absolutely devour in a jiff. On other days, we have this sandwiched with slices of thick cheddar (and grilled for a minute or two).
I’ve had these on my children’s menu since they were toddlers. Unlike those small chunks of nuggets, in this recipe, I blend the nuggets to an almost paste-like state so it is easy even for the little ones to chew.
With the magic of the food blender, you can prepare this within 10minutes and store it in the freezer for whenever you may need it..
You can also show your artistic flair by using moulds of your children’s favourite character; be it Peppa pig, dinosaurs, trucks etc…and observe the excitement in their eyes when they see their favourite character in their favorite food form. It’s a Win! Win!
- 100gms Chicken breasts
- 4 fresh garlic cloves
- 1 plate of scattered breadcrumbs (or almond powder)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- salt &black pepper, according to taste
- Oil for frying
- In a food blender, blend together chicken breasts, garlic, salt & black pepper until well minced.
- Scoop up the minced mixture with a spoon.
- Roll, using your palms, into equal size of balls or Use a mould/a cookie cutter to cut out cute shapes of your preference.
- Dunk the shaped mixture into the egg, and then roll over the breadcrumbs or almond powder.
- Store in freezer for up to a month or fry right away.
- Deep-fry in hot oil until brown on all sides. (Approximately 4minutes)