I first discovered these when I was absolutely starving and on the verge of hanger breakdown after work. From past experience these moods are quite dangerous. I lose all sense of rational thought and end up eating the contents of my fridge, a year old Easter egg, 5 ice lollies and anything else I manage to get my hands on. SO this time I needed a plan and chicken nuggets (in my opinion) are one of the best food inventions to have ever been dreamed up (particularly the 6 box variety found at Mcdonalds)
This healthy version is quick to make and uses mainly ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard. I served them as fajitas with lettuce wraps, onion/peppers and a bit of leftover feta but you could have them by themselves, with sweet potato fries, in wraps at lunch – however you want!
I will add a disclaimer here that I am in no way claiming these are as good as Mcdonalds chicken nuggets (seriously though is anything?) but to me they are the next best thing!
- 400g chicken
- 200g oats
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp chilli powder (I use mild as I can’t deal with spice)
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees (slightly less if a fan)
- In a bowl combine your oats, spices and salt/pepper, stir well until combined
- Cut your chicken into thin strips (or be lazy like me and use the mini chicken fillets)
- Dip each chicken strip into the egg and then into the oats – make sure each chicken piece is as fully coated as poss
- Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through