I'm always trying to get inventive with chicken as i have a very fussy 3yr old. I love to make homemade chicken nuggets for her but i wanted to jazz them up so they were adult looking too (made me feel better about having nuggets for dinner) Instead of using packet breadcrumbs (which is totally fine!!) i thought id use some bacon and a bread roll. I bought a parmesan and black pepper roll from the bakery round the road and can i say, what a difference in flavor and texture.. With this recipe the options are endless, be creative.
2 Chicken Breasts, cut into nugget cubes
3 Streaky bacon slices
1 Large Bread Roll
a little oil for frying
Pre-heat oven to 200'c. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Bake bread roll in the oven until crispy. Remove, tear up into chunks and place in a food processor. Fry bacon in a little oil until very crispy, add to bread roll in processor. Blitz until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add crumbs to a large bowl, pat the chicken cubes in breadcrumbs and coat generously. Place nuggets on a baking tray. Bake for 20-25mins or until cooked thru (as it will depend on how small or large you cut your chicken). Serve hot or cold.
Tip - For chunkier crumbs blitz less, for finer crumbs blitz longer
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.