Healthy Chicken Goujons

Chicken goujons or chicken nuggets are something most children seem to love. However, most of the shop-bought varieties are less than desirable. This recipe for goujons isn't only delicious but quite nutritious. Served with homemade wedges and a green salad (or a portion of baked beans) this makes for a well balanced, nutritious meal. Children love to help with meal preparation. Once you have the three plates set up it is easy for little hands to prepare the goujons, just make sure to wash hands well before and after.

Healthy Chicken Goujons

3 Free-Range Chicken Breasts
50g (2oz) Plain Flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs
100g (4oz) breadcrumbs
50g (2oz) Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
3 tablespoons sunflower oil

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ fan 180°C/ gas 5.
2. Cut the chicken into strips, about 5 per chicken breast.
3. Place the flour in the mixing bowl with a little salt and pepper.
4. Place the egg in another bowl and beat with a fork.
5. Mix the breadcrumbs and the finely grated cheese in another bowl.
6. Toss the goujons in the flour, then remove and shake off the excess flour.
7. Dip the goujons in the beaten egg. Remove from the egg letting any extra egg drip off.
8. Next, toss the goujons into the breadcrumb mix. Gently shake off crumbs that don’t stick.
9. Lay the goujons on a plate. They can be cooked at this stage but if you have time, cover with cling film and put in the fridge for an hour.
10. Place the baking trays in a preheated oven for 2 mins. Remove and drizzle the base of it with the oil.
11. Carefully place the goujons in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 15-20mins, turning them over halfway through. When they are golden brown and completely cooked remove from the oven and serve immediately.


Helen said...

I just made these for my 8 year old son for tea and he loved them! Great easy recipe thanks.

Nessa Robins said...

That's great, Helen. My own children love them. We're actually planning to make them tomorrow, as they've a few friends calling over :)