Servings : Serves 4
Baked Chicken Nuggets are a healthier alternative to these delicious Fried Chicken Nuggets. I have served them here with Garlic Bread, Onion Rings and Spicy Potato Wedges.
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Nuggets
- 500 gm boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/2 cup cornflour
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, whisked with 1 tsp milk
Ingredients for Onion Rings
- 3 large onions
- 1/2 -3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- cooking oil for deep frying
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
Ingredients for Spicy Potato Wedges
- 5-6 small potatoes, washed and given a slight boil for about 5 mins, then cut into wedges with the peel.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pinch of turmeric powder
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Clean, wash and completely dry the chicken cubes. Then marinate them in the garlic, ginger, salt, chilli powder and lemon juice for at least an hour or up to overnight. Make sure to remove the chicken at least half an hour before you need to cook the nuggets.
Preheat the oven at 180 C.
Prepare 3 plates, one with the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper, the second with breadcrumbs and the third for the beaten egg. Then dip the chicken cubes first in the flour, then dip in the egg, and lastly roll them in the breadcrumbs. Place them on a foil-lined grease tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the nuggets are golden and cooked through.
Wash and peel onions, cut into ¼ inch thick rounds. Separate rounds into rings. In a bowl, combine flour, seasonings, and baking powder. Dust your onion rings in this flour mixture and set them aside. In a measuring jug, whisk together egg and milk. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, blending well to form a thick batter.
Dip the flour-dusted onion rings into the batter, then place them on a wire rack so that any excess batter drips off. Finally, if you want them super crunchy, coat them with breadcrumbs, making sure the breadcrumbs have stuck well on both sides. Repeat until all the onion rings are done. Fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, turning them midway so both sides are coloured evenly. Remove to paper towels to drain thoroughly. Sprinkle with a little salt just before serving.
Spicy Potato Wedges
Wash the potatoes thoroughly and boil them for about 5 mins so they are not completely cooked through, then cut into wedges with the peel. (you can remove the peel if you like)
Pat the wedges dry with a kitchen towel and then in a ziploc bag, put all the rest of the ingredients. Put the wedges in the ziploc and gently shake so that the oil-spice mixture completely covers the potatoes.
Bake on a preheated oven at 180 C for about 20 mins, or until done, turning them over once in between so they are evenly coloued..
The Garlic Bread recipe can be found HERE.