Homemade chicken nuggets!!! Get the kids involved!!
Chicken breast (free range) cut into bite size pieces
This is a great activity for children to get involved in ….. my daughter considers chicken nuggets as her favourite dinner. This lets her see that we can make our own using preferred ingredients ( there is a lot of crap in the frozen foods section calling themselves chicken!!!!)
*For safety *…. prepare the following
A sink full of hot soapy water ready for all things that come in contact with the chicken.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces
Beat a couple of eggs ( I had egg whites left over today so I used them) . pour beaten egg onto a plate.
Grind a few oatcakes ( about 6 for 3 large chicken breast fillets) and put crumbs on a plate
Get a 2nd plate and put a few scoops of flour onto it
Now you have 3 plates lined up ready to prepare the nuggets
Heat coconut oil in a shallow pan. You may need to add more oil as you go but start with 2 desert spoons of oil.
Then…..call the kids!!!!!
1. Pick up a chicken piece
2. Dip in the flour and move around until coated
3. Move chicken piece to the egg. Dip one side…then the other
4. Move it next to the oat crumb. Coat the piece of chicken.
5. Move to the pan of heated oil. (Use a tongs if you wish…depending on your childs ability)
Repeat until all chicken pieces are in the pan. Fry in the oil until crumbs are golden brown and meat is cooked through. ( cutting the chicken into smaller uniform pieces helps with this)
* guide the little ones over to handsoap and sink to wash hands thoroughly*
Move all plates utensils into sink of hot soapy water.
Serve with homemade chips and coleslaw or salad.
Kids in the kitchen is something I would like to get happening more and more, it really makes the difference when they are eating something they helped prepare!!
PS: the kids loved the chicken but disliked the coleslaw!!!! They would have eaten grated carrot…but don’t seem to like dressings. Adults loved it!