Monday, 2 March 2009


Chicken nuggets an absolute favourite for kids. Kids love it and even grown ups love to have it with a cup of tea,coffee or even a can of coke just simply the best. I think its sort of a comfort food. If put in simple words its a snack for all ages no matter what some sentiments are attached to having nuggets in out homes, with parents or picnics we've had as children. For me I remember having them as a treat either on a dinner party or at the coffee morning that mumma had. The recipe mumma used was way too simple and than this one but yes its still derived from hers. I always use my children's skill to make nuggets one beats the egg the other applies the crumbs wonder what the third one will get to do when gets to the stage of showing off his kitchen skill ;). Jokes apart a great recipe for kids three years and above to help in the kitchen. As i always say lets be a bit messy in the kitchen with kids its so much fun just enjoy and let the kids take the lead, it builds a lot of confidence in them and gives them a new skill that when given the liberty they can use it some where else to maybe. Hope you have fun making nuggets in the kitchen with kids....enjoy :)

  • 2 Chicken breast fillets (cut in stripes or any shapes you like).
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard sauce.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt can have a little more.
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper.
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp Dried chives (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Onion paste
  • 2-3 Cups any oil for frying
  • 2 Eggs
  • Bread crumbs


  1. Wash chicken pieces thoroughly.
  2. Cut into desired shapes and leave aside.
  3. Mix mustard sauce, onion paste,garlic paste, salt, pepper, dried chives (and if you like it hot add red chillies optional)in a bigger bowl.
  4. Now add chicken to this mixture and let it marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.
  5. Now beat an egg with salt and pepper to taste. ( you could add coriander to the egg if you like).
  6. Put the crumbs in a sandwich bag.
  7. Heat the oil and add a carrot stick to it,this will prevent the oil from burning.
  8. Take a stripe of chicken dip it in beaten egg and than drop it in the sandwich bag, shake well until the strip is well coated.
  9. When the oil starts to crackle start adding the your coated nugget/strips, fry till golden brown.
Nuggets can be eaten any day, anywhere and anytime that's the charm of it. When making nuggets I just love the fact that less labour and lots of fun can also give you so much satisfaction in life sometimes. Its the fact that we need to find our point of fun and relaxation in it. I also love it because you can freeze these for as long as you like, just don't fry them and fry them when you want to have them that way it means you can have them any time which is fabulous. Its quite sad that the food preservative industry has sort of taken over the home cooked food.We Have no time to enjoy our kitchens so to say any more. I hope with this easy recipe you'll try to say no to packed frozen and/or cooked ready meals. There is always a new beginning with every old thing ending. With that note I leave you in peace to enjoy your nuggets...;)

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