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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

For food that kids can eat in their hands, that’s great for parties and dips and for simplicity you can’t beat homemade chicken nuggets.

These are a staple on our menu, I cook them about once a fortnight. Wonderfully crispy on the outside and melting on the inside, proper homemade chicken nuggets just don’t compare to the majority of shop bought versions.

By cutting a chicken breast into strips and soaking these in milk for about an hour before cooking, tenderises the meat. Milk is fantastic for tenderising and cleansing most meats actually.

Once you’re ready to cook, it’s just a case of setting yourself up with 3 dishes:

  • Seasoned flour (unseasoned if cooking for kids)
  • Egg
  • Stale Breadcrumbs

You move the chicken strips through each dish in the order they’re listed above before pan frying in a little sunflower oil for colour. Note, this will not cook the meat through so once coloured, you put the nuggets into the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes to ensure they are cooked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stella.barrington Stella Barrington

    Hi Caítríona – thanks for visiting my blog and I am so glad that I have now arrived at your blog because it is simply brilliant! And it can’t have just been a coincidence that I arrive when you have just done chicken nuggets, the food that my son would eat morning, noon and night if I allowed him to. I might just try these!
    Excellent blog. I’ll be back soon!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Oh you are very good thank you so much.

  • Ciara

    Did you ever try these? http://www.howto.co.uk/wellbeing/quick-healthy-recipes/make_dinner_not_excuses/#chicken-nuggets Even more veg and budget friendly. First visit and I am loving this site…

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      I haven’t actually Ciara. Would you believe I don’t have a processor big enough to make them!

      • Ciara

        Oh me too, I have to do them in batches. They are yummy though and very popular with my kids and their friends!

        • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

          Ah right. Certainly one to consider anyway. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aisling.sheehan Aisling Sheehan O’Malley

    Hi Catriona, is there a print friendly version of this recipe? I woul dlove to try and make these for my family, but need to print it to bring home…. (i am sitting in work now pretending to work – oops).
    Thanks, Aisling

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Hi Aisling. Sorry I don’t at the moment but it’s certainly something I’ll look into next week.