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Friday, October 23, 2009

Oatmeal crumbed chicken nuggets

Porridge is the least favourite of MAF's my 2 year old. Some how its one of the foods that i havent succeeded in getting him interested. But I never give up and so my prayers were answered by chef Micheal Smith( I love the tall guy hehehe) , on his Chef at home series. I dont like the ready made supermarket nuggets, and you never lknow whats in them and they usually come in huge bags.
So here is how to get really llvely nuggets or chicken fingers what ever you would like to call them. The oats give it a nice nutty flavour.

Chicken tenders or bonelss, chicken breast piece cut into thin slices
Salt and pepper
Instead oats or oatmeal
1-2 eggs , beaten
plain flour
Spices to season the oats , such as pepper, paprika, cumin , dried herbs

1. Season the chicken tenders or slices well with salt and pepper

2. Place flour,eggs, and oats in three seperate bowls. Season oats if you like .

3. Dip chicken in flour, then eggs then oats. Heat a non stick frying pan with oil, just enough to cover the bottom, and dont make it too hot as it will burn the oats and leave your chicken uncooked.

4. carely layer the chicken pieces in then pan and cook about 2-3 minutes on each sides till nice and golden and firm to touch. Drain on kitchen paper

Variations: for adults use whole breat pieces, flatten them a little under a cling film and then bashing it a little with a heavy pan or rolling pin.

you can even marinade the chicken in yogurt or lemon juice.
If you dont have oats try dried bread crumbs, corn flakes or even bashed up cream crakers or cheese crakers. The key is to prevent the oil from heating up too much . enjoy!!!


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