Try making your own chicken nuggets with your kids this holiday.
Besides homemade nuggets containing real meat and healthier than store bought, it is fun having the entire family cooking together.
Children who are involved in the cooking process will learn to appreciate the process of food preparation and cooking.
Since they participated in cooking the food, they will learn to eat the “nasties” that they may normally not like!
- 500g boneless and skinless chicken breast
- 200g cheese (grated at 5 sec / speed 6)
- 250g crackers or breadcrumbs (make bread crumbs by toasting stale bread and grinding (10 sec / speed 8)
- 1 tsp chicken stock powder
- 3 eggs (whisked)
- 1 egg
- Cooking Oil spray (if air frying) or 30g butter or cooking oil for pan fry
- 1 shallot
- 1 stalk spring onion (white part)
- 1 tsp Paprika
- Salt & Pepper (pinch to taste)
- Mix the paprika, salt, pepper, grated cheese and crackers/breadcrumbs in a dish and set aside
- Chop the shallot and spring onion (5 sec / speed 8)
- Add the chicken meat in the mixing bowl (8 sec / speed 7)
- Open the lid, crack one egg and sprinkle the stock powder over the mixture in the mixing bowl
- Roll the minced chicken into balls and flatten
- Dunk into egg mixture to coat, then coat with crumb mixture in the dish
- Pan fry with cooking oil until cooked and brown OR air fry
- Spray your air fryer basket with cooking oil
- Place chicken in a single layer into the air fryer basket
- Spray the shaped chicken nuggets with cooking oil
- Air fry until brown at 160-180 degrees (depends on fryer brand) for 10-20 minutes; flip/shake at half time
Tip 1 : Air frying will be less mess compared to pan frying
Tip 2 : Different air fryers may have different heating time (its always to go lower and end higher if cooking takes longer) so you do not end up with dry meat